Death is no laughing matter! This is certainly an obvious point and well known fact by Funeral Directors, but laughing at a funeral may be the best dose of medicine to swallow.
Most often a hard chore to volunteer for, creating and reading a eulogy may offer the best opportunity to help your family and friends cope with the grief of death. A well placed humorous reflection of a moment in the deceased life or even an off-handed comedic "one liner" may help everyone in attendance of a funeral release emotional stress. So encourage your family and friends to laugh out loud as well as cry during your service or gathering. And remember to invite your Funeral Professional to join in. We too need stress relief medication.