The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #147: Awkward Adventures in Infertility

John Murray and Silvija Ozels perform sketch comedy together at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. And a few years back, John came to Silvija with a topic for a new comedy show: infertility.

Well, he said it was either that, or his mother’s funeral.

Silvija was going through infertility treatments at the time, and she was like… infertility it is. John had a lot to say on the subject since he and his wife had struggled with infertility for five years. Together, John and Silvija joined forces to create Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, reenacting some of their most vulnerable experiences onstage—and inviting people to come laugh at them.

What is this woman doing on a table? Why is this man not wearing pants? And what does Jesus have to do with any of this? Tune in to find out.

Infertility Resources
Our pals behind the great website FertilityIQ have done a ton of research on all things fertility related. You can also use their handy search tool to find a doctor or clinic near you.

RESOLVE has a network of support groups all over the country for people struggling with infertility.

We also like: Path2Parenthood and Creating a Family

Or, if you just need a laugh, here are some “educational” cartoons from John and Silvija’s show:

Animation by: Matt Czap. Featured image: Francine Daveta. Show photo: Anthony Sneed.