Michael Jr., one of the most popular comedians in North America, will headline the Wednesday evening program at the 38th General Assembly on June 20 at Hope Church in suburban Memphis, Tenn. Befitting this year’s GA host church, Michael Jr. views laughter as the “tangible evidence of hope.” This perspective allows him to be as comfortable on late night television as he is in churches, juvenile halls, and homeless shelters.
“If I’m in a club,” he says, “my material has to be clean enough to work in a church. If I’m in a pulpit, it has to be funny enough to work in a club.”
Rufus Smith, Senior Pastor of Hope Church, says Michael Jr.—who has appeared at Hope several times—is “wholesomely funny, and his comedy has a purpose that goes way beyond laughing.”
“The repurposing of his comedy is why I have allowed him to actually preach the gospel message at all four of our weekend worship hours,” Smith said. “If you don’t both laugh at his comedy and leave with some conviction, I’ll reimburse three times your ticket price!”
Michael Jr. has performed on The Tonight Show; Comedy Central; The Late, Late Show; BET’s ComicView; Jimmy Kimmel Live; CNN; ComedyTV; as well as in the most prestigious comedy clubs across the nation, including The Improv; The Laugh Factory; The Comedy Store, and many more. He also is the author of a children’s book, The Parts We Play.
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