Thor Ramsey | Standup Comedian

Funny standup comedian and author of two books.

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Lazy Joke

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Twinkie for Jesus

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Closing Time

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Overreacting Wife

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Customer Service

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It doesn’t matter that Thor Ramsey happens to work clean comedy. He’s funny. And funny is the thing that matters when you’re watching a comedian.

Thor Ramsey is a nationally known standup comedian and one of the most recognized names in Christian comedy. Since 1987, Ramsey has performed in comedy clubs and churches across the country. Ramsey was featured in four of the “Thou Shalt Laugh” comedy movies, which sold more than a half million DVDs and were seen on cable television nationally.

He has been seen on several national comedy shows aside from his own television series, Comedy At Large with Thor Ramsey, which aired for one season on the i-Life Network. “Bananas” the family-friendly comedy series that Thor Ramsey hosts is now seen in over 90 million homes and was recently purchased by Sony Television.

Recordings and Books in Publication by Thor Ramsey


  • The Comedy Shop—Featured Comedian—PBS (regional), 1990
  • An Evening at the Improv—Featured Comedian—A&E, 1993
  • Bananas—Comedy Special—GTN, 2004
  • Top3—Weekly Segment—JCTV, 2004, 2005
  • Comedy At Large with Thor Ramsey — Weekly Show — iLife, 2004
  • Bananas—Weekly Host—GTN, 2003
  • Bananas—Weekly Host—GTN, 2004
  • Bananas—Weekly Host—GTN, 2005
  • Bananas—Weekly Host—GTN, 2006
  • Top3—Guest Star—JCTV, 2006
  • Thou Shalt Laugh, Featured Comedian, TBN, 2007
  • The 700 Club—Guest Star—Family Channel, 2007
  • Rock the Boat—Host—Gospel Music Channel, 2007
  • Dove Awards—Segment Host—Gospel Music Channel, 2007
  • Smart Mouth—Comedy Special—JCTV, 2009
  • Right to Laugh – Featured Comedian – Right Network, 2010


  • Montreal Comedy Festival—”Just For Pitching”, 2004
  • Vancouver Comedy Festival—Letterman Showcase, 2004
  • Spirit West Coast—Del Mar, Featured Comic, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Spirit West Coast—Monterey, Featured Comic, 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Lifefest, Appleton, WI, 2009
  • Gospel Jubliee Weekend, Cherokee, NC 2009
  • J-Fest, Chattanooga, TN 2010


  • Contagious Church Conference – Seattle, WA; Orlando, FL; Irvine, CA
  • National Pastor’s Conference – San Diego, CA
  • Youth Specialties – Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, CA; Austin, Dallas, TX; Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Pittsburgh, PH
  • Celebrate Your Marriage – Fort Wayne, IN; Mackinaw Island, MI
  • UMC Pastor’s Conference – Indianapolis, IN
  • AOG Pastor’s Conference – Salem, OR


  • Improvs—Ontario/ Irvine/ Brea/ West Palm Beach/ Cleveland/ Tempe/ Miami/ Chicago
  • Caroline’s (Midwest Meets Manhattan)—New York
  • Funny Bone—Omaha, Naperville, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Omaha, NE , Des Moines, IA, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Zanies—Chicago/ Nashville
  • Stanford & Sons—Kansas City
  • Funny Farm—Louisville
  • Comedy Off Broadway—Lexington, KY
  • Crackers—Indianapolis, Broad Ripple, IN


  • Outrageous Comedy Tour—with Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce, Featured Comic, 2003
  • Pure Comedy Tour — with  Leland Klassen and Daren Streblow, 2004
  • Disney Cruise Lines—featured performer, 2005
  • Piece of My Mind Tour—with Chonda Pierce, 2006
  • David Phelps’ Christmas Tour—featured comedian, 2007 & 2008
  • Mason/Ramsey Comedy Expedition—with Thor Ramsey and  Taylor Mason, 2008


  • no testimonial files
  • no documents
  • no audio files
…kept a crowd of hundreds rolling.

, he Los Angeles Times


, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

…clever and pointed…

, The Washington Post

He really did a great job for us. I think out of the five events that we've used comedians for, he was the best. Very funny, never got close to the "line" and engaged the audience very well.

Lisa Wolf , 456 Strategies, LLC

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