Christians In Comedy: A World Apart

As a general rule, stand-up comics tend to be fairly liberal sorts. Maybe it’s something about the lifestyle – performing late at night in seedy bars with other comics who use the f-word as punctuation – but the right wing, which encompasses a large chunk the U.S. population, has never seen much representation at the local Laugh Factory. But just as the world of American religious conservatism has created and nurtured its own sources for music, news, and education, a new market is emerging for Christian comics, who hit all the usual stand-up targets while simultaneously taking digs at evolution, activist judges, and gays who want to get married.