Comedian Laurie Kilmartin finds the humor in dire situations

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Comedian Laurie Kilmartin performs onstage at the premiere of Seeso's "Stand-Up Steaming Fest" at the Slipper Room on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Seeso)

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin joins Justin to tell us about her new Seeso special, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad.” Laurie talks about the origins of the project, when she decided to document her father’s illness via Twitter, the overwhelmingly positive responses she received from people all over the world, the challenges she faced when transferring the jokes from social media to telling them in front of an audience, how the jokes and the special provided therapy for her, the comfort that comes from social media and how comedy can connect people.

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