The comedy of despair

I just watched a video clip of  The Late Show where Stephen Colbert interviewed the comedian Patton Oswalt, who recently lost his wife.

Patton was unabashedly honest and succinct in his belief that grief sucks and is devastating. But he added we have to take it out of the closet and hold it up to the light so that it loses its power over us.

“It feels like you’ve summoned this virus and you’ve become this avatar of loss,” he explained.

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