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10 Clean Comedians You Should Know

  • Lia Martin Crosswalk.com Faith Editor
  • 2018 11 Dec
10 Clean Comedians You Should Know

The Message Bible says in Proverbs 17:22 that gloom and doom can leave you “bone-tired.” Ever feel that way? The remedy can be as simple as switching your focus to that Proverb’s opening lesson in overcoming: A cheerful disposition is good for your health.

Laughing is not only plain fun, it’s proven to activate healing. Science shows that we release endorphins, form social bonds, foster brain connectivity, protect our hearts, and improve relationships – all through laughing.

Furthering the mission to share ideas that uplift and inspire, here are 10 clean comedians that’ll have you (figuratively) in stitches.

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1. Jim Gaffigan

1. Jim Gaffigan

A surefire favorite and prolific creator of seven stand-up albums, Jim Gaffigan’s everyman material pokes fun at odd obsessions with food, exercise, and parenting, among many other true-life topics.

Treat yourself now to his bit on holiday traditions.

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2. John Crist

2. John Crist

The outright ridiculousness of John Crist offers one of the best benefits of comedy. It helps us have a sense of humor about our raw imperfections. It represents, and challenges us, about life.

Watch as these missionaries devolve when it comes time to “pick up their cross” of room service!

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3. Tim Hawkins

3. Tim Hawkins

Tim Hawkins brings the goofy, especially through talented parodies of popular music, including The Sound of Starbucks; as well as painfully poignant originals like Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife. Remember, it’s a good pain.

Watch it now and feel the burn that makes life more bearable.

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4. Brian Regan

4. Brian Regan

His facial expressions alone are enough amusement, but when Brian Regan adds his uniquely “disingenuous” voice caricature; it’s a certain crack-up. His specialty is unpacking the really awkward memories of childhood and the unbuffered incapacity to manage the daily grind.

Watch how he navigates the “stress” of a Butterfly Pavilion, and let it lift away whatever’s stressing you.

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5. Chonda Pierce

5. Chonda Pierce

One of Chonda Pierce’s greatest talents is to create joy out of life’s tragedy. Honest, forthright, and delightfully funny, her material eases hearts like a balm of friendship. She delivers stinging and unbearably smart insights in her adorable twang, helping us laugh our way through hot flashes, wardrobe challenges, and bifocals.

Watch her in action, and see if it puts a smile in your heart.

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6. Bob Nelson

6. Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson’s pivotal decision to “go clean” is credited to firsthand advice from the legendary Red Skelton. Skelton told Bob that comedy is medicine, and inappropriate material is like poison in the medicine. Bob’s hilarious veracity takes on hard concepts with infectious humor.

Watch as he challenges the evolutionary theory as the “Principal” of his one son’s homeschool, while managing “staff insubordination” and a single-student assembly about peer pressure. 

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7. Karen Mills

7. Karen Mills

Since surviving cancer,Karen Mills’ positive entertaining style brings perspective and inspiration to difficult topics, making her not only a popular comic, but also a sought-after keynote speaker for survivor events, health conferences, and commencement addresses.

Watch as her affectionate accent and impersonation talent energizes through the joy of laughter.

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8. Henry Cho

8. Henry Cho

As an Asian growing up in Knoxville Tennessee, Henry Cho developed a classic southern drawl with which he jokes about his “South Korean” roots, prevails over the wreckage of natural disasters with a sense of humor, and portrays parenting and teenage pranks with alarming reality.

Enjoy watching him share his unpolished experiences in his signature affable style.

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9. Michael Jr.

9. Michael Jr.

Michael Jr.’s delivery is so calm and approachable, you feel happy just basking in his unruffled pace and gestures.

See how relaxed he is delivering comic truths at a church event, handing out concepts like laughing at church being illegal, church lasting six hours, and churches being full of phlegm, wigs, and dead bodies. He’s not afraid to bring up issues like racism and poverty in ways that heal our hearts and connect us as humans.

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10. Jeff Allen

10. Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen jokes about the struggles of parenting, marriage, and grandparenting...making issues so relatably hilarious, it's healing. With a long list of starring roles in film and comedy specials including Happy Wife, Happy Life®, Jeff is also a columnist for Living with Teenagers, and tours with his wife, Tami, delivering hope and inspiration through: Laughter and Tears on the Edge of a Marriage.

Check out his funny take on the joys of grandchildren.

We hope this collection of clean comedy adds a lift and a laugh to your day! Send it along to others and share the joy.

Special thanks to one of our readers, Dillon Heiserman, for taking the time to write in and suggest this article and some of the names in it.

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