New Mom Comedy

So, last night I reviewed the new documentary Hug An Atheist (which premieres Saturday September 14, 2013 in San Francisco at the 5th Annual Atheist Film Festival). The biggest laugh in the film for me came from something said by atheist mother Maryellen Hooper. And that’s not surprising since she does stand up comedy professionally. Here’s her hilarious routine built around dealing with her (then) infant son’s bout of colic. Alright, I know that doesn’t sound funny. But it is.

Check out Hug An Atheist; Maryellen and her kids make up a memorable portion of the film.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • LouisDoench

    Hehehe… Testify Mom. I did not know that bit about the Moro reflex. That’s fascinating. And hilarious.

  • Pito Rosario

    She’s hilarious!

  • MarnieMacLean

    Ha, too funny, also, feeling a-ok about my decision not to have kids.


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