Comedy is a great way to connect with others through laughter and fun. It is more than just a pleasant way to spend an evening. Comedy is interwoven into the fabric of our everyday existence. A good comedian can change how we feel, what we think, and even what we do. Yet, sometimes comedians will take their jokes too far. We live in a culture that pushes sex, foul language, and vulgarity, which is also a cornerstone of comedy. It may seem like it is impossible to find clean comedy these days that couldn’t be further from the case. These faith-centered comedians provide us with clean jokes that the whole family can laugh at. Here are seven clean Christian comedians that will make you laugh until you cry.
While “clean comedian” is not a label Sinbad gives himself, the comedy speaks for itself. Like most comedians, Sinbad uses the stage not just to make people laugh but also to explore life. He talks about love, marriage, career, money, and faith. He will yell into his microphone to get his point across. He will also become cartoonish, yet emphatically sincere when talking about something as trivial as placing an order at a fast-food restaurant.
Sinbad addresses his fall from 1990's glory in the Comedy Central special called Where U Been. He went from being offered television shows and co-starring in a film with the biggest star in the world to tax issues and an internet hoax where most social media thought he was dead. During the special, he displays good humor and enthusiasm for life that delights the entire audience. Over twenty years past the height of his career, he can still put on a great comedy show.
Kevin Fredericks, popularly known as “KevOnStage,” has capitalized on the impact of social media. Fredericks has gained over 1 million followers on Instagram and has a devoted fan base. He has been performing clean comedy since he began his stand-up comedy career at the age of 15.
“Like most R&B singers, I got my start in the church,” Fredericks said in an interview with the Miami Times. “I grew up in church. We weren’t allowed to curse. I didn’t do it when my parents weren’t around because I didn’t want to slip up around them. My first shows were in church and college, and you couldn’t curse. I’m being who I am. I want to be my authentic self. People tell me that I was really funny, and I don’t have to curse to be funny.”
He has a simple technique – addressing the church and popular culture in a clean but critical way. Doing this has propelled opportunities and advanced his career.
She is called the “Queen of Clean” and for a good reason. The Emmy-nominated country comedian has been making people laugh until they cry for over two decades. She is the RIAA’s most-awarded female comic in history. Billboard Magazine has also dubbed her “the country comic,” as she’s been making audiences laugh for over twenty years by sharing stories about her southern upbringing. One of her most popular comedy clips is when she talks about her friends trying to hook her up with a man on a dating site. While that experience didn’t go over too well, she can laugh about the experience. Who doesn’t love a comedian who can open up in such an honest way?
Kenn Kington is a Christian comedian who covers everything from parenthood and family to prayer. Many of his fans love it when he highlights his kid's cute, but humorous moments. A popular joke he tells is one when his children have tried to make decisions for themselves, highlighted in this clip.
Kington also uses his comedic platform for outreach and encouragement. He takes his teaching and speaking seriously, speaking to various organizations, corporations, conferences, and conventions. His comedy comes off sincere, and he has been able to reach people from all walks of life through his relatable messaging.
Christian comedian John Branyan is recognized first for his clean comedy and commonly jokes about the joys of parenthood. In one of his popular comedy clips, he looks back at the various ways our vocabulary has changed throughout the centuries. One of these ways is how children and adults speak way less properly than in the past.
Branyan’s website includes the quote from influential Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon, “Long ago I ceased to count heads. Truth is usually in the minority in this evil world. I have faith in the Lord Jesus for myself, a faith burned into me as with a hot iron. I thank God, what I believe I shall believe, even if I believe it alone.” This is Branyan’s truth as a comedian.
Hawkins is a Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer, best known for parodying popular songs such as Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel,” "Kansas," “Dust in the Wind,” and “The Candy Man,” along with stand-up material based on topics like marriage, parenting, and homeschooling.
In one of his popular clips, Hawkins delivers a hilarious rendition of the classic tendency for moms to be over-nurturing. He calls the audience to recall when our mothers nagged us to clean our rooms. He also reflects on why he couldn't sneak in his house past curfew. This clip is a hilarious must-see.
Robertson is known to bring her audiences to tears for her funny, clean comedy, appropriate for the whole family. “I don’t call myself a Christian comedian. I am a Christian, but I want everyone to look at each other and say we’re all different, but look, we’re laughing at the same thing. We must be alike,” she said.
Robertson calls herself a humorist. “There’s a big difference between comedy and humor,” she told Forbes. “Humor is not about one-liners or being able to tell jokes. It’s about accepting things about yourself that can’t be changed and finding the humor in situations around you. Things happen on a daily basis that are really funny, but people often let the funny stuff getaway, either because they don’t notice it as funny, or they don’t make it a priority to look for it.”
The beauty of humor is that it can bring people together. It’s also good for the soul. If you’re looking for a comedian that the whole family can watch, consider finding a stand-up special or YouTube clips from these Christian comedians. Their jokes are timeless, and you’ll feel really good after hearing everything they have to say. Feel free to thank us later.