Surprise, Surprise: Reflections on the Oxymoronic Question of Mormon Humor Last year, an associated press writer raised, yet one more time, the question of Mormon humor. He interviewed a variety of equally befuddled theorists, humorists, apologists, and DeGenerists in an attempt to arrive at the crux of Latter-day Saint levity. The reporter may be excused for his failure to understand that Mormons do not believe in the crux. That explains, in part, his inconclusive findings. In this brief meditation, Eloise Bell will explain why, for the most part, Mormons feel duty-bound to avoid even the appearance of humor.
Elouise M. Bell