Death, be not proud — but there’s no reason that it can’t be funny. Yes, the shuffling off of the mortal coil is generally considered an occasion for gnashing of teeth and rending of garment, but let’s face it, the end will eventually come to all of us. And universal experiences are the foundation of comedy, so who’s to say we can’t get in a few chuckles at the grim reaper’s expense?
With 50/50 finding the funny side of a cancer diagnosis, it seemed like the right time to dig up our favorite comedies about kicking the bucket. (And speaking of which, no, we’re not including The Bucket List, because comedies are supposed to make you laugh at least one time.) Pierce the veil with us, and tell us about your own favorites in the comments section.