Episode 93

Published on:

19th Jul 2022

What's an Awesome Life? with Sarah Knittel

Sarah Knittel (Edinburgh Fringe, Pig Iron School) is one of my best friends, in part because she is a mischievous, sexy, insecure, sweet, and hilarious clown and solo performer. We met at 2019 Cincy Fringe, and I quickly forced my friendship on her. She breaks the seal on This Is Your Afterlife guests crying on the mic.

Content warning: broken engagement, love of performance, normcore funerals, Tree of Life, emotional bitch, Edinburgh Fringe, being hard on yourself, trapped in pantyhose.

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R.I.P. Jak Knight

He was a brilliant and hilarious comedian who, at 28, already had a deep body of work. If you haven't, check out this 2019 standup set of his at Dynasty Typewriter in L.A.


Transcript: This Is Your Afterlife on Podscribe

Music = Future: "Use Me" / James Blackshaw: "The Cloud of Unknowing" / Johnnie Frierson: "Miracles"

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About the Podcast

This Is Your Afterlife
Comedian Dave Maher interviews artists and activists about death, their lives, and the afterlife.
What happens when we die? What if this is the afterlife? Comedian, coma survivor, and former Pitchfork writer Dave Maher ("This American Life") asks artists, entertainers, and activists for definite answers to these unanswerable questions.
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