Michigan debut of ‘Live After Death’: Comedy, grief combine for cathartic romp 

NYC comic addresses loss in funny, unique show Dec. 16
Michigan debut of ‘Live After Death’: Comedy, grief combine for cathartic romp 
A comedy act in a mortuary museum? Well, yes … it is the perfect place for NYC comic Ben Wasserman’s “Live After Death,” a solo comedy show about loss and grief. 
And, yes, Michigan has a mortuary museum.
Michigan Mortuary Museum will host the show, 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, 44 S. Monroe Street, Monroe. Tickets are $20 each at www.benwassermancomedy.com/deathshow and at the door. 

“It’s cathartic, chaotic and timely,” said Wasserman, named one of “10 Comedians Who Make Grief Funny” by Paste Magazine.
He developed the show after the loss of seven loved ones over three years — first his father, then grandfather and uncle, and in between, four friends. For nearly a year he has performed it monthly in an active funeral home for sold-out audiences.
“Live After Death” explores Wasserman’s grief and that of others. He skillfully leads the audience on a moving, yet hilarious journey through grief, honoring and celebrating those who have been lost along the way. It features high concept bits, clowning, juggling, crowd work and lots of vulnerability.
“Ultimately, this is a fun, unique and touching show where people can talk and share what it feels like to still be around when someone you love is gone. We create a ‘not being alone’ kind of feeling.”
By addressing what many avoid, Wasserman is in the contemporary movement of helping make grief and healing part of everyday life.

Admission to the Monroe show includes entry to Michigan Mortuary Museum and Michigan Museum of Horror, which are in the same building. 
About Michigan Mortuary Museum: It showcases funeral home artifacts that detail the history of the funeral business and is operated in partnership with Anatomy of Death Museum, Mt. Clemens.

More information is at www.BenWassermanComedy.com.

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