|Way to Die #302|
|Name of the death is a pun on "funny bone"|
|"In the end, Chuck got the last laugh, and it killed him."|
|Date||January 19, 1997|
|Location|| Lindsey's Pub|
| Episode this death|
was featured in
|"I See Dead People (And They're Cracking Me Up)"|
"Funny Boned", Way to Die #302, is the second death to be featured in "I See Dead People (And They're Cracking Me Up)", which aired on April 5, 2009.
Chuck was an easy amuser of jokes told to him. One day, while at a bar, his friend told a joke so funny that Chuck couldn't stop laughing over. Even after leaving the bar later that night, and coming back the next morning, he still couldn't stop laughing. He laughed for thirty-six hours straight so hard that his heart couldn't take the strain and gave out. I guess that's a way to coy the phrase "dying of laughter".
"In the end, Chuck got the last laugh, and it killed him."
Cast and Interviewees
- Benjamin Dunn - Chuck (lead: intended victim)
- Michael Welch - Joke Teller
- Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael - Himself (Neurosurgeon)
- On March 24, 1975, Alex Mitchell laughed for 25 straight minutes after watching an episode of The Goodies entitled “Kung Fu Kapers.” His widow later thanked the program for providing her husband with such a delightful death experience. News article by BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-18542377