FRISCO, Texas (BP) -- A prayer Michael Jr. uttered in advance of a stand-up comedy routine changed the Christian comedian's perception of his purpose. Comedy is not about getting laughs, he noted, but it's about giving.
The epiphany a decade ago in Los Angeles opened for Michael Jr. a world of volunteerism and ministry alongside comedy that birthed the one-night-only film "More Than Funny," showing in 600 U.S. theaters Oct. 18.
More Than Funny weaves three stories of hope, giving and deliverance with Michael Jr.'s clean, inspirational comedy that has enjoyed platforms as varied as churches, the Kendrick brothers' "War Room," "The Tonight Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and fortune 500 company keynotes.
More Than Funny calls on audiences to meet the overlooked needs of others in their own communities, using God-given gifts Michael Jr. calls "set ups" to supply others' needs with outreaches he calls "punchlines." Read More