Dead Parents Society, a new dark sketch comedy revue written and performed by comedians with deceased parents, and directed by Kirsten Rasmussen, will shine a light at the end of the tunnel. Losing a parent is always hard. Losing a parent when your peers are constantly complaining about their mom calling them too often is brutal. The experience of navigating grief, in a society that teaches us to put sadness away into tiny little drawers, taught us that the aftermath of tragedy can be funny AF.
Dead Parents Society was created by a group of comedians who each lost a parent at a young age, and decided to write about their grief the only way they know how – through the wonderful tool of sketch comedy. Dead Parents Society is a sketch comedy show with heart about love and loss and mortality.
Dead Parents Society is written and performed by Shohana Sharmin (Not Oasis), Anne McMaster (Not Oasis), Carolyne Das (The Kweendom), Jacqueline Twomey (TwoSon), and King Chiu (A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza, 2019 Canadian Comedy Award), under the direction of 2019 Canadian Comedy Award winner Kirsten Rasmussen (The Second City Toronto).