Comedian Michael Jr. enjoys making people laugh, but he doesn’t want his audiences to go home without being challenged and inspired, too.
That’s why he mixes stories about everyday life – so-called “serious” stories – into his routine. He wants to challenge how people think.
Comedy, he says, is “a vehicle,” and not “the destination.”
“There’s gotta be more than just telling people jokes, which I enjoy immensely,” he told Crosswalk. “… I think you're called to do something for people more than just making them laugh.”
Michael Jr., who is known for his hysterical routines and his Christian faith, stars in an upcoming film, Michael Jr.: More Than Funny, that was filmed before a live audience. It will be in theaters for one night only, Oct. 18. He is popular among the faith community but is known in mainstream circles, too, having appeared on late-night shows such as NBC’s The Tonight Show and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Here are four things you should know about the film:
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