On this week's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the main story was death. And somehow, Oliver was able to make it funny. And, of course, infuriating. The focus, though, wasn't on those who pass away, but the people who look into why -- coroners and medical examiners. And it's all quite interesting, too.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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