Except this group has some diversity.
What a novel approach…
A Muslim, a Hindu, a Christian, a Jew and an atheist walk into a comedy club. It’s not the beginning of a joke, but it is the start of an evening of holy – or unholy – humor.
(Atheist) Keith Lowell Jensen began the group along with the help of his (Hindu) friend Tapan Trivedi:
Jensen said, “I was hanging out backstage at a comedy show one night, chatting with my buddy Tapan, and we were laughing that here we were, an atheist and a Hindu, about to go onstage before a roomful of Christians and tell jokes.
“It hit us what a cool thing that actually was.”
Now, the group is five strong, including (Christian) John Ross, (Jew) Chad Lehrman, and (Muslim) Tissa Hami.
So far, they’ve been a hit, selling out multiple shows in California.
I like (atheist) Jensen already:
As the atheist, Jensen said, he enjoys the opportunity of “destroying their sacred cows – figuratively, but sometimes literally” – although the real purpose is not to ridicule another’s religion so much as to try to understand it.
“It’s kind of an interfaith thing,” Jensen said. “You don’t see a lot of atheists being invited to interfaith meetings, and it’s true that we’re not a faith, but we do have something to contribute to the discussion.”
(You can check out clips from everyone in the group here.)