DR Congo: Using laughter to end the sadness at a funeral

Funerals are usually very sombre occasions but in the Democratic Republic of Congo some comedians are bringing humour to the sad events.

Les Papiers Mouchoirs are a three-man comedy troupe who appear around Kinshasa, often at funerals.

Mourners say the laughter “returns some of the joy they have lost” with the death of a loved one.