Okay, I get it, a lot of life is serious and there’s a lot of serious things going on around us. I get it. Sometimes though, I wonder what the Author of joy thinks when He looks down at us with the cares of the world on our shoulders and worries of the past, present and future weighing heavily on our minds and hearts.
“Be joyful always…” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 GNT
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10
“A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
“For the joy of the Lord is your strength?” Nehemiah 8:10b
One way that I find joy in the day to day life is to watch clean comedy or find something funny that happened in my day. I need to lighten up sometimes and laugh out loud about something or about me.
Today I’ve decided to share with ya’ll my top twelve favorite clean comedians that I’ve found over the years. Why don’t we partake of some medicinal laughter to cheer up our bones and then share it with those we think need a good helping of it today!! Until Next time Rebels!!!
Bio: Ken Davis is one of the most sought after speakers in North America. Ken spent 15 years working for Youth for Christ, and in the last 30 years has traveled the nation as one of the top motivational and inspirational speakers. He has appeared on television and stage around the world and is the host of the popular daily radio show, “Lighten Up”, heard on over 1500 outlets across America. He provides a unique mixture of side-splitting humor and inspiration that never fails to delight and enrich audiences of all ages.
Ken has written nine books including, “How to Live with Your Parents Without Losing Your Mind” and “How to Live with Your Kids When You’ve Already Lost Your Mind.” His books have received national critical acclaim, including the Campus Life “Book of the Year” award and the CBA Gold Medallion Award. As president of Dynamic Communications, Ken provides seminars and a video series that teaches speaking skills to ministry personnel and corporate executives.
Ken was born and raised in Minnesota and is a graduate of Oak Hills Bible College. He and his wife, Diane, live in Tennessee and have two daughters. Traci, their oldest
daughter, is married to Brian and they have three daughters and a son. Taryn, is married to Scott Fowler of Legacy Five, and they have two boys. The entire family is involved in his work, bringing much laughter and liberating gospel truth to thousands of people each year.
Bio: Michael’s entry into comedy was almost preordained. Years ago in a crowded Grand Rapids, Michigan movie theater, the projector malfunctioned. The film snapped, the house lights came on, and acting on a dare, young Michael jumped in front of the restless crowd and took center stage. When the theater manager tried to usher him out, the audience demanded he stay… and Michael Jr. discovered his gift.
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Bio: John’s ‘Shakespeare’ version of The Three Little Pigs has been viewed millions of times, and his book “A Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine” is in its 3rd reprinting. John is featured on nine recorded comedy projects with people like Ken Davis, David Jeremiah, Ted Cunningham and Tim Hawkins. John and his wife, Lori, have four children and six grandchildren (so far).
Bio: I love to make people laugh, and am blessed to be able to perform 200-300 dates every year. Ever since I won Star Search (the predecessor to America’s Got Talent for those of you too young to know, or too old to remember), I’ve been in great demand all across the US and all over the world.
Bio: Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002.
Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions.
Bio: Brad Stine is the most media covered Christian comedian in the country. He had an 8-page profile written about him and his comedy in the New Yorker magazine where he was referred to as “God’s Comic.”
Mark Lowry (The first Christian Comedian I was “introduced” to when I was a child)
Bio: Singer, songwriter, author, and humorist Mark Lowry is best known for penning the lyric to the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know?” and singing baritone for the GRAMMY© Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band for many years. Lowry, who’s entertained audiences since he was 11 years old, has a unique gift of communicating profound Biblical truths through music and storytelling. His life’s work features a large catalog of diverse projects including many videos, books, and CDs.
Bio: For four decades, Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world.
Jeff Allen is the best at what he does – making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life® message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.
Bio: Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm.
Bio: Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.
Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message.
Bio: With over 150 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millenial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or BuzzFeed’s “Signs You Grew Up Christian,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.