Over the summer, I attended a wedding along with a few hundred other people. It was a gorgeous summer afternoon and the outside wedding was proceeding flawlessly. Weddings can have hiccups as sometimes things go awry, but on this day everything was going perfect.
And then came time for the Best Man Speech.
What happened? Did he ruin the wedding? Did he give one of the worst best man speeches of all time?
No, quite the contrary. He was brilliant. This best man delivered one of the most hilarious best man speeches that I have seen. From the opening line of his speech (you’ll see in the video below), he had the hundreds in attendance doubled over in laughter. He jokes were tastefully colored so that those in the know got the jokes but the kids and grandparents would take no offense. When he finished, the audience gave him a standing ovation. I heard several people say–and I agreed–that this was the best best man speech that they had ever seen.
So, why do I tell this story now?