Monday, November 5, 2007

Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce

I love to laugh, in fact, my faith tells me a great deal about the importance of joy, laughter, and having a good time. Unfortunately, many within my faith practice haven’t done the best job at getting people to laugh. I take a little joy that I was watching people like Jeff Foxworthy in the comedy clubs before anyone knew who he was. I always had a special appreciation for humor that made me laugh. I especially enjoy humor that does not go over board. While I can appreciate cultural humor and language is not that offensive to me I find people like Red Skelton, and others who learned their craft without offending. Don’t get me wrong, there are many comedians I have learned to appreciate over the years, people like Richard Pryor and more recently Chris Rock, but unfortunately, there was always something that made me feel a little dirty about their humor, but more importantly, something that kept me from sharing those experiences with my young children at the time.

Thankfully, Phil Cooke and the Producer of The Blue Comedy Tour: The Movie realized the importance of producing a comedy DVD the whole family could enjoy. The makers of the DVD are sold so much so on the fact that you will laugh and think the DVD is as funny as other comedy DVD’s they have a free DVD guarantee offered on their web site.

The predecessor of Thou Shalt Laugh The Deuce, Thou Shalt Laugh is the biggest selling ‘Christian’ Comedy DVD of all time. Fans of that DVD and of laughter in general will not be disappointed in this venture, especially since the entire family can sit down and laugh together.

Thou Shalt Laugh The Deuce is hosted by legendary comedian, Tim Conway. The program shows 5 comedians doing their own routines. Comedians on the DVD include Bone Hampton, Dan Nainan, Victoria Jackson, Thor Ramsey and Taylor Mason. All provide unique aspects of comedy in their own style, ranging from stand up routines to routines using mannequins, music and audience participation. Surprisingly, not only do we find ourselves laughing we find ourselves being given subtle messages of responsibility to our society, respect to all races, and an understanding of various cultures. There isn’t only comedy here; we have messages of hope and examples of how to be better citizens.

I was very surprised with the times my own son, a somewhat critical 17 year old who is into hip hop, Dane Cook, Chris Rock, and others laughed during this DVD. I have been even more impressed with his willingness to go back and watch the DVD several more times, even having some of his favorite spots bookmarked so he can show his friends the routines. In short, for me, this proves the worthiness of the DVD which is done from a Christian perspective. When Victoria Jackson shares a touching moment about sharing her faith with the Late Phil Hartman from Saturday Night Live prior to going into a routine, we see, hear, and feel the sincerity of her faith. When she goes into her poetry and song related to those experiences, we understand the seriousness of which she is speaking, but we can find ourselves laughing at the touching moments. It was later on in my interview with Victoria Jackson on the internet radio program, HJ Live that I come to understand, and appreciate even more fully not only her commitment to her comedy, but her faith, and family. On HJ Live she shared of her real life experiences from sharing with Johnny Carson, on which she appeared on his show with him 20 times over the years, to her relationship with her long time husband. While Victoria Jackson is the most obvious regarding her faith on the DVD, she is still respectful and the same Victoria Jackson many have come to appreciate from her 6 seasons on Saturday Night Live and her nationally touring comedy show.

There is something for everyone in Thou Shalt Laugh The Deuce. From the antics of Tim Conway to the satirical humor of Dan Nainan, it is all there. If needing a good laugh, and who don’t? I would suggest picking up a copy of Thou Shalt Laugh The Deuce. Thankfully this is a product the whole family can sit down together with and watch, whether a fan of Dane Cook or a Baptist Preacher in a Georgia Church, you will laugh, feel good about it, and in the process get some subtle messages of loving for, and caring for all people.

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