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Christian Stand Up Comedy

You wouldn’t think that Christian stand up comedy would be very popular, or even very good, since so much of stand up comedy seems to hinge on shock and inappropriateness. Additionally, religion is a very serious topic. But these reasons only highlight how ripe with opportunity religion is for humor.Just because something is funny it does not mean it is not serious also.

The great Christian writer and thinker, G. K. Chesterton, once wrote in response to a professional criticism he had received, that, “Mr. McCabe thinks that I am not serious but only funny, because Mr. McCabe thinks that funny is the opposite of serious. Funny is the opposite of not funny, and of nothing else. The question of whether a man expresses himself in a grotesque or laughable phraseology, or in a stately and restrained phraseology, is not a question of motive or of moral state, it is a question of instinctive language and self-expression. Whether a man chooses to tell the truth in long sentences or short jokes is a problem analogous to whether he chooses to tell the truth in French or German. Whether a man preaches his gospel grotesquely or gravely is merely like the question of whether he preaches it in prose or verse.”

AWKNG TV has found this to be true and it is our pleasure to bring comedy to Christendom.

Christian stand up comedy

Christian Comedian Musician

There is plenty of humor to be found in music as well, if you happen to know of any Christian comedy musicians, this will be true. AWKNG TV believes that it is our purpose to grow the Kingdom in media, and that to redeem that principality for Christ will be an effective strategy to proclaim the gospel to all peoples of our time. To that end, missionally, that means crafting captivating stories of the Kingdom and its people, and humor is a wonderful tool to use for that since it appeals to people everywhere, it is inclusive, and it often disarms a defensive posture.

Clean Christian Stand Up Comedy

What does it mean to have clean Christian stand up comedy? It means something that the whole family will enjoy, but it doesn’t always mean something bible based. A lot of times it will be observational, showing in a different light what it means to have a relationship with God, or each other as the Church. There is a funny side to spirituality, which anyone who has been consciously spiritual for any amount of time will tell you. Just as teaching doesn’t have to be limited to the pulpit, comedy doesn’t also have to be limited to pastors’ jokes.

Family Friendly Christian Stand Up Comedy

So a very strong case can be made for Christian stand up comedy. AWKNG TV was birthed out of a vision and mandate that the Lord gave to our President and CEO, Pastors Stovall and Kerri Weems, respectively. This vision included a decree to change how society consumed media, particularly visual media. It included a picture of what it could look like for the Kingdom to take its place in that same media, and finally contained an essential strategy around using media as a tool to proclaim the gospel to all peoples in our time.

Once we received the commission in 2020 we began to assemble our leadership team and our journey began. With an incredible staff of producers, directors, writers, editors, and designers, show ideas were birthed, sets were built, and production commenced. Right now AWKNG TV is available to stream Christian, bible-based, theologically sound content into homes all over the world, for free and for a paid subscription fee.

Christian Comedians Stand Up Comedy

If a Christian comedian’s stand up comedy routine can lead people closer to God, then it truly is a divine work that is being done. The message of the Gospel of the Kingdom is the greatest story ever told, and it’s time to get this message out through the stories and lives of God’s people, and into the stories and lives of God’s people through any means possible. We desire to create avenues for healthy binge-watching and to add positively to those discussions in the form of compelling, entertaining, and captivating TV. Our society has never before consumed as much content as now, and media has become one of the most potent sources of influence. We may not be able to change the amount of time people watch TV, but we can provide a healthy alternative that will feed their soul and inspire them to engage in the values of God’s Kingdom. Faith-based content doesn’t have to mean hours of sermons and messages, Christian stand up comedy also has an important role to fulfill.