In this episode, television comedy writer Alisha Cowan (South Side) delves into her childhood in Chicago to explain her mother’s unique love of attending funerals and how it has unexpectedly defined her own adult life.
“Alisha and I joke around a lot when we hang out, so I was going into this conversation thinking that there would be a lot of riffing. However, once Alisha gets into her story and tries to make sense of her mother’s love of attending funerals, the conversation gets introspective and personal. It was a surprising, but enriching experience to see Alisha determine for herself that her mother’s love of funerals was a turning point in her own life. There is revelation, death, Chicago, and dry jokes in this episode. It was truly American.”
(Alisha’s Instagram @alishawiththegoodhair)