Yesterday, I had lunch with comedy and theatre director Catherine Arden.
She asked me what comedian Chris Luby’s funeral had been like and told me about comedian Jason Wood’s funeral.
This led to me saying (hardly an original thought) that it was a great pity people could not attend their own funerals.
Well, of course, they do attend their own funerals.
But you know what I mean.
I said I thought people should arrange to have their own funeral perhaps every ten years up to their death. Or perhaps every year.
You could have an annual birthday celebration and an annual funeral.
An annual deathday celebration.
It would be part funeral, part wake, part American-style roast.
I wondered if it is possible to hire a coffin on a daily rate.
To attract attention.
Perhaps, instead, he should just die. Daily.
Like most comedians, he has some experience of it.