This is (according to the internets) a sketch from the Christian comedy show Fire By Nite which was produced from 1986 to 1994 and was aimed at a teenage audience. Thus the ultra hip and edgy content. Uncircumcised Klingons indeed! I’m such a lame-o, I had no idea Klingons even had human-like penises.
This is just another bit of evidence that supports my personal opinion that specifically Christian comedy taken at face value is never ever ever funny. Ever. I guess I should amend that to say – every single bit of Christian sketch comedy or stand up that I have seen has only been funny in that “it’s so terrible and not funny, it’s hilarious” kind of way.
I think the secret lies in the content – no matter how you phrase it, preaching isn’t funny. It’s just annoying. As I understand it, Christianity isn’t supposed to be funny anyway. What’s funny about being tortured in Hell for eternity, the perpetuation of gender inequality, or trying to dictate other people’s personal choices based on archaic mythology someone else has decided to believe in? There isn’t much about Christianity that makes for good comedic fodder since Christians prefer to be taken seriously and usually demand some level of reverence simply because they believe in something for no logical reason. Because of all these characteristics, Christianity is a lot like cancer – the only time it’s funny is when you’re making fun of it.
However, I could be wrong – maybe there is come Christian comedy out there that is side splittingly hilarious or even somewhat amusing and I just haven’t seen it yet.
Does anyone know of any? Do I hear crickets? Oh dear…