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 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.
‘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-Up
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.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men
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.
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