Whenever we go through a rough day at work or with the kids, we may want to retreat to our bedrooms and binge on the latest comedy show.
However, Christian comedy has a lot to offer when you need a pick-me-up to brighten your day. Clean and undoubtedly hilarious, you will range from chuckling to doubling over in laughter when you see these videos.
Most of these come from Christian comedians who have dozens of other great sketches as well. The author of this article will not admit just how many times she has seen various bits from Tim Hawkins’ videos.
Not all are comedy videos strictly, but they will brighten your day.
Tim Hawkins – “Eagles Inspired Version of Amazing Grace”
Although this one doesn’t tickle the funny bone like most of Tim Hawkin’s other numbers, especially his songs, this classical rendition of Amazing Grace, in honor of Glenn Frey from “The Eagles”, sounds like an instant radio classic. Through this video, Hawkins proves you can worship God through any medium of music, and that you can turn any secular song tune into something that can bring glory and honor to His name.
Tim Hawkins – “Sound of Starbucks” (Parody Song)
Known for his parodies, this Christian comedian has become almost a household name in Christian homes across America. Some other parodies include “Delilah” (which is sung from the perspective of Samson instead of a man in love), “The Government Can” (to the tune of “Candyman”), and some of his originals such as, “Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife.”
In this song to the tune of Sound of Silence, he laments about his dependency upon Starbucks and the morning rush. Don’t let serious black and white film and several lip piercings throw you off. It’s all part of the experience. He’ll comment on everything from Bible studies held in Starbucks to women throwing lattes against the wall when the Wi-Fi crashes.
Jeff Allen – “Why Teenagers Are God's Revenge”
Jeff Allen laments how teenagers may, in fact, be how God enacts His divine wrath. From saying the devil, when he betrayed God, was likely a 16-year-old to trying to argue against the three-word vocabulary of rebellious teens, Allen shows us how this tumultuous stage in our children’s lives can bring about laughter amidst the pain of generational divides.
John Crist – “If Bible Characters Had iPhones”
Millennials and Gen-Z Christians admire John Crist for his ability to translate biblical humor into modern technology and popular media. He has slowly made his way into the vocabulary of most Christian households.
In this video, joined by fellow comedian Trey Kennedy, Kennedy and Crist reenact the perspective of Bible characters if they had access to Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms, commenting on how Joseph’s brothers were trying to sell him on Facebook marketplace, how Job would get a Kickstarter, and more.
John Crist – “Cartoons Christians Children Weren’t Allowed to Watch”
Anyone who grew up in a more conservative Christian house likely had a number of TV programs they were not allowed to watch due to violence, inappropriate material, or for other reasons based on the convictions of the parents.
In this video, John polled a number of Christian about which TV shows they could not watch and why. From Bill Nye being banned because of “science” and Hannah Montana because of a “double life”, this list will have you laughing.
Some on the list may surprise you like Care Bears and My Little Pony.
Jeanne Robertson – “Don’t Ask a Man to Clean the Carpet”
Known for her videos with titles “don’t ask a man to do (fill in the blank), Jeanne Robertson reveals how she and her husband differ in thought and action. Other sketches include titles such as “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store,” and “Don’t Ask, He’ll Tell.”
When she offers her house to illustrious guests and realizes the amount of work needed to clean it, divides the work with her husband. But when she leaves him to clean the carpet, disaster ensues.
Jeanne Robertson – “Chats With 'Toothpick Man' At The Doctor's Office”
Jeanne Robertson tells stories, unlike any other comedian. She doesn’t fluctuate her voice too much or make wild facial expressions, but every single sketch still exudes hilarity without overdoing it.
Jeanne heads to her orthopedic appointment.
In the waiting room, she encounters a man with a toothpick in his teeth. She describes her fascination with his ability to do various tricks with the toothpick, and what happens when she strikes up a conversation with him.
Chonda Pierce – “Facebook And Her Kids”
Chonda talks about the funny nature of Facebook and our dependency on the need for approval.
She discusses how even our own children can defriend their own mothers. When she goes to investigate, she discovers the funny reasons why her own son could block her on the most popularly used social media network.
Matt Lowry – “The Struggles of Aging”
Now 41, with his brain doing backflips but body growing tired, Matt comments on some of the difficulties that come with aging. He tackles hair loss on the forehead, but whiskers growing with a vengeance.
From poking fun at comb-overs, nose hair, and ear hair, Lowry covers all bases in terms of where hair and age do not make great companions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a recent graduate of Taylor University's professional writing program. More than 350 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column "Hope's Hacks," tips and tricks to avoid writer's block, reaches 3,000+ readers weekly and is featured monthly on Cyle Young's blog, which receives 63,000+ monthly hits. Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) just released. Find out more about her here.