All of us love to laugh and strive to be happy despite our day-to-day difficulties. We need someone to make us smile, and Christian comedians with their clean comedy not only give us a good laugh, but also a Gospel message. If you are looking out for a merry andrew with no vulgar comic, Christian comedians are your best options to choose from.
“And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh,
so that all that hear will laugh with me.”
― GENESIS 21:6
A Christian comedian is a person whose comedy is somehow Christ-related (in a good sense). They speak of Christ and his followers, to serve the motive of winning people’s hearts for Christ with their humor. Proverbs 15:15 from the Bible says, “All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” According to this, their sole aim is to make people laugh, and convey strong messages in a humorous way. Everyone loves to laugh and wants to be happy, and so the concept is to instill in their minds the goodness of Christianity in such a way that people respond to it and follow it.
According to Ephesians 5:4, which says, “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks”, these comedians show that comedy can be clean, yet hilarious, and can be watched with the whole family. A Christian comedy show is an honest outreach for those people who have never even thought of entering a church.
These comedians perform at churches, social religious gatherings, local prayer services, and some also have recorded DVDs. Few famous comedians that you should certainly know about are extended in the article below in no particular order. You can book them for a laughter session at your event, or check out their tour dates and performances to come in the near future, by clicking on their official website link given for each humorist.
1. Tim Hawkins
He is a Christian comedian, singer, and songwriter who is famous for parodying Carrie Underwood’s song ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ and ‘The Candy Man’. Tim Hawkins does standup comedy on day-to-day topics like marriage, parenting, and homeschooling. Tim was a grocery truck driver until 2002, after which he became famous for his comedy acts and songs. He has over 300 million views on YouTube, and his famous act ‘of hand raising’ based on the way people worship can really get your stomach hurting with laughter.
Visit him @ Tim Hawkins.
2. Mark Lowry
Famous singer and songwriter Mark Lowry who has written the song ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ is also a Christian comedian, and has recorded twelve albums of music and comedy. He is a gifted storyteller, conveying impactful messages and getting the undivided attention of his audience. Mark is one of the busiest Christian comedians, with shows and tours lined up in his schedule. He can make people laugh and cry with his comedy and songs.
Visit him @ Mark Lowry.
3. Chonda Pierce
‘The Queen of Clean’ is the name given to Chonda Pierce, who is a comedian, singer, and pianist. This lady with her subtle humor woos everyone in the audience. She is a theater arts major from Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Chonda’s childhood was troublesome, but she chose comedy as her catharsis. As the Bible appropriately says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7-10), today she stands tall, overcoming her past, as one of the best Christian comedians in her country! She has written eight books, has five gold-certified comedy albums, and two platinum albums to her name.
He is a comedian, golf blogger, contributor to ESPN (sports channel), and a TV writer. His journey into standup comedy acts started way back in college. From there, he got a call to join a Christian band to do some standup acts in the intervals, and since then, he has been doing shows for a number of Christian bands, touring around the world. He is extremely funny when it comes to doing comedy, but also insanely serious when it comes to Jesus Christ. His clean comedy and love for Christ is a perfect blend for a Christian comedy show!
Visit him @ Bob Smiley.
5. Ken Davis
He is known to be one of the most desirable motivational and inspirational speakers in America. Some of his famous works are Twisted Mind and I’m Not Okay!, including his one-hour comedy concerts. He does shows for church events as well as other conventions. His humor is subtle, and his audience is divided into two kinds of people―those who laugh instantly, and those who laugh moments later.
Visit him @ Ken Davis.
6. Anita Renfroe
Married to a Baptist pastor, and mother of three children, Anita is a standup Christian comedian making her audiences laugh with her witty humor and pop culture parodies. She is also a regular commentator on a TV show Good Morning America and a YouTube sensation after her famous ‘Mom Song’ in which she sings about all the stuff a mom says to her children. Since 2006, she’s been touring with the largest women’s conference, called Women of Faith.
Visit her @ Anita Renfroe.
7. Brad Stine
Brad Stine is a nationally recognized and the most media-covered Christian comedian in America. He was referred to as ‘God’s Comic’ in a New York magazine, and has written two books, one out of which is a famous book called ‘Being a Christian Without Being an Idiot’. He has been featured in many magazines and TV shows including the ones on HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, CNN, and many more.
Visit him @ Brad Stine.
8. Michael Jr.
Michael is a featured black Christian comedian in Los Angeles. He discovered this side of him years back when at a movie theater, some problem occurred, and the movie went off. So Michael got up the stage and started entertaining people with his comedy. The audience liked him so much that they wouldn’t let him go when the theater manager tried to usher him out. This escalated his career and made him famous. The funny thing is that Michael was not a follower of Christ until 2001, when he went to a church and started reading the Bible after a preacher spoke to him about Christ. Since then, he has been doing several Christian comedy shows and concerts, and has been featured in various TV shows.
Visit him @ Michael Jr.
9. David Ferrell
David Ferrell has been nominated several times for Comedy Act of the Year, by the Inspirational Country Music Awards. He is a Christian comedian and motivational speaker loved by people of all age groups, with his clean and positive comedy and impressions, and is known to keep his audience involved in his acts. He has performed for churches and festivals, and has been actively touring as a Christian comedian throughout America.
Visit him @ David Ferrell.
10. Thor Ramsey
Thor is a pastor, writer, blogger, and a Christian comedian. He is known for being hysterically funny, having compassionate sarcasms in his humor. He puns about the stereotypes that people have about Christians. His acts show his love for Christ, and the way he puts things holds the audience together in believing in Jesus and his teachings. He is best known for the best-selling “Thou Shalt Laugh” DVDs and the comedy series he hosts―”Bananas”.
Visit him @ Thor Ramsey.
Victor Borge rightly said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Christian comedians in this era are like Gospel musicians in the late ’80s. In the years to come, this concept will also be a winsome boom like Gospel music is today.