Episode 28: Comedy Equals Tragedy Plus Time: Finding the Comedy in Grief with Chelsea London Lloyd

Dec 7, 2021 | Podcast Episode

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Chelsea London Lloyd was thrown on the grief train before she even hit double digits. By the age of eight, her father was diagnosed with ALS and her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She turned to the arts and theater to cope with the drama engulfing the health of her loved ones. Chelsea shares her story and details her anticipatory grief and resilience.

She lives in Los Angeles but travels the country for stand-up comedy gigs where she weaves comedy and the tragedy of grief together into one. Creating a name for herself with her unique humor, Chelsea started the Dying of Laughter podcast (best show title ever) two years ago. She explores the stories of others who encounter comedy with their grief. We discuss if, when, and how comedic relief can be appropriate while grieving, talk about TV and movies in Hollywood that feature grief, and she offers two really helpful tips that helped her through her grief.
Episode Highlights:

Episode Highlights:

  • She talks about a new show debuting on FOX called Pivoting that chronicles the grief of three friends. We discuss the rumors around the new Sex and the City series called And Just Like That and how grief is involved
  • There’s no good way to say goodbye, Chelsea talks about saying goodbye to her father
  • Why comedy can help you through your grief but cannot be a replacement for therapy
  • Two grief groups Chelsea works with: Our House LA and Experience Camps
  • Her advice for how to use voice memos to your advantage
  • She recommends the book “The Power of Now

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There’s no magic pill that can take away the pain of grief
But there are some pretty, little things that can help