Gervais: 'Humour Has No Taboos'
British funnyman Ricky Gervais laughed through both his parents' funerals because he believes "humour has no taboos".
The star insists he was "crying with laughter" for much of his mother Eva's service, and was able to see the funny side in something so tragic as death.
He says, "When the vicar asked what she'd (his mother) been like, my brother joked, 'She was a keen racist.'
"The vicar said, 'I can't say that!' So Bob (his brother) said, 'Okay then, she really liked gardening.'"
And Gervais admits it wasn't the first time the family looked to the lighter side of death.
He explains, "We messed about so much at Dad's funeral that we apologised to the vicar. I don't think there are any taboos in humour."