Paul Kerensa is a stand-up comedian and BBC scriptwriter for shows like Miranda and Not Going Out. So he seemed like just the chap to talk to about the relationship between humour and religion, and to ask ‘What would Jesus laugh at?’

Image provided by Paul Kerensa. Used with permission.


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“You’ve got to always think, ‘Who’s the victim of this joke? And if the victim were me, would I mind?’ And so, I try not to do jokes which have an overall victim. Often the victim of the joke is me.”

“People can tell when they’re being preached to. And so, first and foremost it’s got to be funny and the message has got to be secondary to that.”


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