Talking Sarcasm and Evangelism Without Sounding Ridiculous
Michael Joiner manages to do two things at once: He inspires crowds by spreading the good news, and he keeps them doubled over in laughter all the while using sarcasm and evangelism. Now, you might not think of sarcasm and evangelism as compatible, but Michael brilliantly manages to combine them in his comedy.
In this funny video, for instance, Michael lovingly describes the way some Baptists sound like the King James Bible in conversation and the way Pentecostals often raise their hands in church. By pointing out the charming quirks of these two branches of Christianity, he manages to unite his audiences using sarcasm and evangelism. He allows members of different denominations to appreciate the enthusiasm that others have for their faith. He helps people to see one another as part of God’s family.
Michael’s comedy credentials are impeccable. He has been a successful comedian for more than two decades. In 2008, he earned the title of “Funniest Comic in L.A.” He now travels the country, routinely selling out venues and entertaining groups of hundreds or thousands of people. Better yet, when you see one of his shows, you might get two Joiners for the price of one. That’s because Jack, Michael’s teenage son, is frequently the opening act.
Because his comedy act is so clean and so relatable, Michael is an ideal option for a corporate gig. When all of your employees are laughing uproariously together, the sense of camaraderie becomes palpable. And Michael will customize his performance for your company, incorporating material that’s specific to your field or your business. He’ll also interact with the audience. “No two shows are exactly alike” may be an old cliche in show business, but in the case of Michael’s comedy, it’s absolutely true.
Through it all, Michael has never lost touch with his roots. He’s a native of Indiana raising his children in Kansas rather than Los Angeles. He makes sure that every club owner and booker with whom he interacts knows about his values upfront. That’s important since what makes people laugh isn’t merely the well-turned phrase or the wacky facial expression. Instead, the best humor is founded on honesty. A comedian who truthfully describes the world as he or she sees it will make others laugh in recognition. And when it comes to describing the glories of family and faith, no one is more honest than Michael Joiner.
Originally posted 2014-01-08 21:19:35.