Can anyone tell me why there are NO funny, specifically religious, comedians? I was youtubing some videos, and seriously, its just sad. The funniest part was when a guy in his thirties was proud he was still a virgin~ "yay to higher possibilities of sexual disfunction!"
Anyone want to speak on this?
What do you mean by "specifically religious" comedians?
I think Stephen Colbert is hilarious and he is a practicing Catholic (and actually teaches Sunday school). Dane Cook also is Catholic and sometimes talks about religion in his standup. Personally, I find Cook to be average at best, but he is very popular.
Probably means "Christian comedian", like "Christian rock band", someone who has marketed themselves specifically as Christian (or whatever religion) which means narrowing their subject matter usually.
There are also comedians who use their religion as material...Jewish comedians are known for making fun of themselves! Still probably wouldn't sit well with the more devout members of the religion.
Because the basis of comedy is poking fun at things which are awkward to poke fun at. Religionists realize (whether they'll ever admit it or not) that they are the ones on the shakiest ground here, as their primary ace-in-the-hole when ramming their views down the throats of any who will listen is to be totally offended when someonemakes light of their beliefs-or whe someone makes too heavy of their beliefs for that matter. A friend of mine who asked me why I wouldn't even consider going to church with her was put off when I said "because I have yet to see any dead guys walk around and then take off flying". I think I was being as serious as I could be, in light of the fact that Christians are really supposed to believe such things.
So apparently whether you are genuinely laughing at them or asking them to show some evidence for their rediculous claims, everything offends them. Not a very good position for a comedian.
I find American television evangelists very funny. They amuse me but it would also amuse me to torture on of them.