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I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.
For the longest time, comedy was my religion. After leaving the program, I started performing and soon discovered how difficult it is to break through in the comedy world.
There’s Nothing Sketchy About Cross-Gender Friendships in the Church
Why we shouldn’t let the Billy Graham Rule—or the “Billy Crystal Rule”—define how men and women relate.
can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” Harry Burns, played by Billy Crystal, famously (or infamously) spoke those words in the 1989 romantic comedy When Harry
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
to do it alone. For example, while reading Dante's Divine Comedy, I read it with a companion guide that includes footnotes—so helpful! What does it
‘The Big Sick’ Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of Love
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s fresh take on the genre is a love poem, a laugh fest—and a refreshing ode to the beauty of family.
Between Aziz Ansari's Master of None season 2, Hasan Minhaj's Netflix comedy special Homecoming King, and the new romantic comedy The Big Sick (starring and co-written by
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.
Interview by Kate Shellnutt| April 7, 2017. Image: Macall B. Polay / HBO. If Pete Holmes's HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
In The Divine Comedy, Dante refers to Christ as “our Pelican.” You'll find images of the pelican on the stained glass and woodwork of churches across the world.
‘Kim’s Convenience’ Isn’t Just Another Family Sitcom
The Netflix show offers a fresh way of looking at both Christians and immigrants.
From the first moment of the pilot episode of Kim's Convenience— a Canadian network comedy created by Ins Choi, now available on Netflix—I was squirming in my seat.
Can ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ Raise Christian Movies from the Dead?
The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
Can 'The Resurrection of Gavin Stone' Raise Christian Movies from the Dead? The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
‘Get Out’ Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
Consider, however, that though the close kinship between the two is frequently overlooked, Christians should be the first to recognize that both horror and comedy are uniquely adept at
#StuffChurchpeopleSay: The Funniest Sermon Responses
Let's get a laugh or two, or even a raised eyebrow, from our fellow well-intentioned congregants.
EAP @eadampeek: “You told too many circumcision jokes, so we are leaving the church. If we wanted to hear a comedy routine, we would have just watched a Will Ferrell movie.”.
‘The Good Place’ Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion.
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion. 'The Good Place' Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons.
Report: So-Called Christians Have Sense of Humor
The Babylon Bee lampoons evangelical culture and teaches us to lighten up, already.
holiness. It's not easy to adapt short-form comedy into a longer form. Just watch the Saturday Night Live movie The Ladies Man. (Actually, don't do that.
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-UpSubscriber Access Only
Movies about humor and disappointment, inequality and autism, celebrity and Scientology.
It quickly turns into a caper story in the New Zealand bush, and it is incredibly funny. Some salty language, but otherwise a terrific comedy with a big, big heart. 'Dont Think Twice'.
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
The recently released comedy Bad Moms hurls the “Pinterest-perfect mommy myth” against the wall, shattering it like a doe-eyed Precious Moments figurine.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable? Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode. Adam Marshall| June 3, 2016.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw MenSubscriber Access Only
It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men. It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really. A satire, maybe. A comedy. A riff or sideways examination of its subject matter.
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
“Watu Wote” shows the power and limits of African and Arab films to probe interfaith relations.
he spent a decade as an Anglican rector in Cairo, he esteemed how the film Hassan and Marcos engaged the Arab world's biggest stars to confront sectarian tension through comedy.
How to Make a Comedy and Assassinate Your Political EnemiesSubscriber Access Only
Here's how it's done.
How to Make a Comedy and Assassinate Your Political Enemies. Here's how it's done. When Ernst Lubitsch's comedy began filming, America was still on the sidelines of World War II.
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Despite the provocative concept, the CBS sitcom avoids offense as well as true humor.
Sheldon continues to contrast the budding scientist's skepticism with his mother's Christianity, Disney Channel's Andi Mack just ran a bar mitzvah episode, and the Fox comedy The Mick
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
her guest house rent-free. This setup for a pretty standard situation comedy ought to lead to heartwarming hilarity. It doesn't. Alice's struggle to ground
Who Owns a Woman’s Body? Not Who You Think.
Who Owns a Woman’s Body? Not Who You Think.
Why treating the female body like property misses the gospel and fails the unborn.
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