Florence Isaacs's Blog – September 2012 Archive (1)

Appropriate Humor for a Eulogy

Q. Is it okay to tell a funny story in a eulogy? I would like to do so at my cousin’s funeral, but I wonder whether people might be offended. What do you think? Are there rules to follow?



A funeral is no time for stand-up comedy. But humor leavened with compassion does have a place on this occasion. The goal is not to entertain, but to share meaning and capture the person your cousin was—in a way likely to elicit chuckles or wistful smiles from those assembled…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 19, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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