Sacrificial LoveWhat does it mean for you to carry your cross?
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The Apostles of Comedy delivers a message of laughter and hope. Starring Jeff Allen, Brad Stine, Anthony Griffith and Ron Pearson.
When award-winning comedian Jeff Allen, executive producer Lenny Sisselman and producer Mitchell Galin first envisioned the Apostles Of Comedy film (set for release September 9, 2008 from First Look Studios), they had two goals in mind. One, that the film would go beyond the stage antics of some of the top comedians in the country, showcasing not only their comedy, but also their personal testimonies of faith that have shaped their lives. And second, that it be funny. Really funny.
"We chose some of the best comedians in the business," says Sisselman, who has produced comedy shows for over 26 years and worked with performers such as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Tim Allen. "But we also chose comedians who specifically do family-friendly comedy that would appeal to all ages, something that the whole family could enjoy together."
Emmy-nominated producer and Christopher Award winner Mitchell Galin, says Apostles Of Comedy reveals the true mission of the comedians. "Our weaving of documentary footage with performances was an attempt to show that these comedians have a purpose beyond just laughs per minute. They want to reach into people\'s hearts and souls."
Along with Jeff Allen, Apostles Of Comedy features Brad Stine, Anthony Griffith and Ron Pearson, all comedians who have honed their craft in the most secular of entertainment venues, yet because of their personal beliefs, have kept their comedy clean and free of crude themes.