Funny farewell speech
1. A funny farewell speech is not only jokes
Many people think that a speech has to be full of jokes to be funny. That is wrong. A typical funny farewell speech is full of funny comparisons and weird formulations. It is a speech that makes people smile rather than laugh.
2. How to make a funny comparison
A funny comparison is an easy way to make your farewell speech funny. You can for example say that calling “A” for “B” is like calling “Y” for “X”. An example is: “I was surprised when he got the prize for this year’s fighter. Giving him that prize is like giving George W. Bush the Nobel Peace Prize.”
It is relatively easy to find a comparison and it is only the last part that has to be funny.
3. Irony and self-irony
Many speakers use irony and self-irony when making a funny farewell speech. To be cleare, irony is when you say one thing and mean the oppesite.
When using irony, it is important that your audience know that you are being ironic. It is also important not to use irony to much so your funny farewell speech ends up in bitter sarcasm.
You can also use self-irony. It exudes confidence that the speaker dare make fun of himself and in addition it can also be quite funny in a farewell speech.
Good luck making your funny farewell speech.