Father’s Day Funnies
We might assume Father’s Day has been around forever, but that’s not exactly the case.
According to history.com, Richard Nixon, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday in 1972. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts! Of course, fathers are worth every penny. But more than gifts, they love their families gathered around, especially during an afternoon spent laughing out loud.
Who says Christians don’t have a sense of humor? Whether it’s June 16th (Father’s Day 2013) or any day of the year, treat Dad to some side-splitting laughter! Check out this slate of Christian comedians who will entertain Dad and the whole family.
The Top Five
Christian comedians manage to keep the message clean and still crack us up. The five following comedians are notably hilarious: Tim Hawkins, Bob Smiley, Chondra Pierce, Ken Davis and Anita Renfroe. A simple click on their websites or a quick search for their You Tube videos will have the whole family giggling.
Tim Hawkins (timhawkins.net)
Tim brings the funny to fans at 100+ concerts in 30+ states a year. His work includes:
Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife
Did You Laugh At Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife?
Aging Rockers – Tim Hawkins
Tim Hawkins: INSANITIZED
A Homeschool Family
Tim Hawkins On Moms
Tim Hawkins on Parenting
Bob Smiley (bobsmiley.com)
With a sense of humor similar to Tim Hawkins, Bob’s side-splitting comedy is a must-see. Some of his hits include:
Rock Show Comedy Tour
Bob Smiley: Uncaged
I’ve Got a Funny Feeling About This CD
Bob Smiley – For Newlyweds Only
Chondra Pierce (chondra.org)
With one clip entitled “Psychiatric Hospital,” you can imagine how funny Chondra is. Some of her most popular acts are:
Did I Say That Out Loud?
The Chondra Showbox
I’m Kind Of A Big Deal
Thou Shalt Laugh
This Ain’t Prettyville
Ken Davis (kendavis.com)
Honest, hysterically funny and subtle are all adjectives describing Ken. Check out his work:
A Twisted Mind
A Wimpy Prophet
It’s Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry
Is It Just Me?
Anita Renfroe (anitarenfroe.com)
“It’s been a wild decade going from stay-at-home mom to You Tube comedic phenomenon,” says Anita. But she doesn’t mind. Take a look at her DVD’s:
I’m Not High Maintenance, Just Low Tolerance
Big Ol’ Sweet Iced Tea
Two Thumbs Up! The Best Of Anita Renfroe
…It’s Probably Just My Thyroid
Thinking Out Loud
In additional to prayer, perhaps a family that laughs together, stays together. Humor always helps ease the stress of everyday life. We hope you enjoy this ode to Christian comedy and have a few chuckles. Most of all, we wish every Dad the happiest of Father’s Days!