For Immediate Release:
Comedy podcast, Funeral Stories, to host launch party and first ever live recording
Two UGA grads aim to change the way people talk about death with launch of new comedy podcast on a Monday night full of dancing, giveaways and laughter that will surely resurrect your spirit for the rest of the work week.
ATHENS, GA — March 13 2018 — The Funeral Stories Podcast will be hosting a launch party and live recording at 7:00 p.m. on March 26 at Go Bar in Athens, GA to celebrate their release and introduce themselves to new listeners. The female hosted comedy podcast, which provides a way for people to share their personal stories of loss in a light-hearted way, will have a live recording with audience participation, several giveaways, drink specials, and a dance party with DJ Twin Powers immediately following.
The event, which will be held on a Monday evening, aims to bring attendees “back to life” after a long work day. Attendees will have the chance to play along to win multiple giveaways from 15 local and national companies including:
- DanceFX (two 4-class passes)
- Fuel Hot Yoga (free class passes)
- Pure Barre (3 free classes)
- Sips Espresso Cafe (free coffee)
- HorrorPack (free DVDs)
- The Fuse Muse
- Atomic Vintage
- Elite Pet Sitting (two 30 minute dog walks)
- Zombie Donuts & Coffee
- Spooky Kitty Creations (handmade skull necklace and earringss)
- Kin Ship Goods
- One lucky grand prize winner will be leaving with a 3-night stay at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
- To enter grand prize giveaway, you must subscribe, rate and review the Funeral Stories Podcast on iTunes. Go to www.funeralstories.com/giveaway to enter.
- And another will be leaving with a makeover to get them looking “open casket good” with beauty services from local makeup artist, The Blondeshell and a 2-hour styling session and $100 gift certificate from Cheeky Peach Boutique.
As a part of the launch party, the comedy duo will be recording a live episode where audience members will be able to join in and share their any of their own crazy, cringeworthy, hilarious and heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye.
“Everyone always asks about your wedding or childbirth story, but no one ever talks about what happened at that funeral you attended, and there’s always a story there,” says co-host Laura Brooker. “It’s one of the only times the entire family is together, and it’s almost always rushed and not planned, which is the perfect recipe for something crazy to happen.”
“We’d never dishonor anyone’s memory,” says co-host Casey Carter. “In fact, we hope by sharing these stories, we’re helping to keep their memory alive. We want people to feel comfortable sharing their stories.”
What: Launch party and live recording for the Funeral Stories Podcast, a comedy podcast that looks at death, loss, and grief from a new and entertaining perspective. The event will include audience participation with a game show format where attendees can win one of many prizes from local and national sponsors. There will be drink specials, live music from DJ Twin Powers, and special performances from past podcast guest, Cameron Harrelson.
When: Monday, March 26. Doors open at 7pm. Giveaways and live recording begin at 8pm.
Where: Go Bar, 195 Prince Ave. Athens, GA
About the Funeral Stories Podcast
Comedians Laura Brooker and Casey Carter, two UGA grads and lifelong friends, host the Funeral Stories Podcast, a comedy podcast about the crazy, cringeworthy, hilarious and heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye. The brains behind the concept, Laura, grew up in the bereavement industry and lost her father at a young age. Her unusual childhood spent in cemeteries and sharing funeral stories around the dinner table gives her a unique perspective on the business of dying. As for Casey, she has always had intense death anxiety and has experienced her fair share of loss. It is their hope that this podcast will serve as a way for people to cope with their own death anxiety, as well as provide a place for people to share their personal stories of grief and loss and perhaps find beauty and humor in an often difficult situation. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The podcast went live on February 13 and in under a month had over 1,000 downloads and a 5 star review with over 50 ratings on the iTunes store.
For more information about this event, contact Casey Carter at (706) 201-3899. For more information about Funeral Stories Podcast, visit www.funeralstories.com.