RIGHTEOUS HUMOUR PRESS RELEASE
IN TODAY'S WORLD, IS THERE ROOM FOR "RIGHTEOUS HUMOUR"?
Is there a place for humour and laughter when it comes to religion? Can one be a devout follower of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and still have a sense of humour? Is humour holy? Are "The Simpsons" good Christian role models?
These questions and many more are answered in the entertaining and informative one-hour documentary produced by JAMS Productions.
Over the past year, interviews have been conducted with leaders of major faith groups to get their take on the role that humour plays in their religion. There are certain stereotypes that are destroyed, and some incredible insights are revealed.
Interviews were conducted with some up-and-coming comedians who incorporate religion into their acts. One Muslim comedian is very candid with the response to his act and his concerns. A Jewish comedian talks about being Jewish and his special Jewish comedy nights, as well as the way he handled a heckler who attempts to make a vicious anti-Semitic joke. Another Jewish comedian who has a Muslim wife discusses how he incorporates their situation into his act, and the responses he gets.
"RIGHTEOUS HUMOUR" examines the role of religion and humour and how it is used on radio, in newspapers, film, television, and advertising.
According to Executive Producer Marion Schwarz, "RIGHTEOUS HUMOUR" is timely and important. It is vital to remember in these trying times how important humour and laughter are. The message reverberates throughout the documentary: our similarities are far greater than our differences and it's vital to remember how important humour and laughter are in all sectors.
2003; 48:00 minutes
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