Humor is hard to define. What is uproariously funny to one person might bring boring yawns to another. What isn’t hard to define or understand, however, is the difference between family comedians who use clean, non-risqué humor versus the modern stand-up comics who spew filth and obscene language and call it funny.
The many successful clean comedians who are in business today are there because their audiences know the difference between good clean family humor and the other type. Any clean comic who veers off course and tries to sneak dirty humor into their act would be booed off the stage and out of a career.
You can trust any of the family comedians listed below to provide laughs and chuckles without resorting to the dark side of comedy.
Family comedians that are funny
Taylor Mason is a comedian, ventriloquist, and musician born and raised in Illinois. His father was a radio farm broadcaster who took him on road trips and introduced Taylor to the world of entertainment.
He advertises himself as an average, run-of-the-mill writer, performer, singer-songwriter, ventriloquist, comedian, puppeteer, pianist and family humor entertainer. Taylor is especially popular at corporate functions and family gatherings.
Bob Stromberg’s unique comedic style entertains audiences with family humor that and always leaves them wanting more.
When he appeared as a contestant on TV’s’ “America’s Got Talent,” he received a standing ovation from the audience and a strong endorsement from fellow comedian and judge, Howie Mandell. “You wowed us!” said Mandell. “I liked your character! I liked your voice, and I like you!”
Countless corporate clients like General Mills, Sonic and American Family Insurance all agree. Everyone who sees Bob Stromberg in person leaves with a happy feeling and liking the standup comic.
Jim Gaffigan is one of the hottest, most in-demand comics working today. The stand-up comedian, TV actor and author spins non-stop stories about fatherhood (he has five children), observations about everyday people and his obsession with food all without resorting to blue humor or profanity.
He currently stars in a television show based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show on the TV Land Cable network.
The consummate family man, Gaffigan usually takes his family with him when he goes on tour, and he does not work on Sunday in keeping with his Catholic faith.
In 2014, Gaffigan won the award for Best Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards presentation.
This veteran family comedian got his start in 1984 on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. One of 11 children, Louie Andersen draws heavily on that experience for his humor.
Andersen’s chubby face and figure are well known to audiences around the country. He supplements his standup comedy by being the promotional spokesperson for Land O’Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, and his unique voice can be heard in radio jingles and television commercials.
Always funny, Louie has made a career out of keeping his humor tailored to family audiences with good clean comedy.
Tim Hawkins is a Christian comic, songwriter and singer who specializes in parodying popular songs along with his standup comedy routines using material that is based on his marriage, on homeschooling and on how to parent.
Hawkins has mastered the use of social media to promote his unique style of family humor. His comedy videos have been seen by over 200 million viewers on YouTube, Facebook, and GodTube.
This award-winning stand-up comedian is one of America’s rising young comedy stars.
After being a regional finalist in Comedy Central’s Up Next competition, John Christ embarked on a USO Comedy Tour to Kuwait to entertain the troops.
Christ is a busy man by any measure. He performs over 250 shows on the road each year, headlines at top comedy clubs, and often shares the stage other comedians like Seth Meyers and Tim Hawkins.
Daren Streblow is a Minnesota-born stand-up comedian and radio show host who is best known for his clean, observational humor.
His subjects are usually about things he sees in everyday life and what he finds as awkward parts of society. His offbeat and nerdy comedy style have earned him the title “The King Of Uncool”. Streblow never swears or uses any form of sexual innuendo in his comedy material.
His comedy style is often compared to Jerry Seinfeld with his ability to find humor in the most mundane things in life.
With clean comedians like these and many more in the wings, there’s no need to watch comics who leave you feeling dirty and noxious after a performance. Leave that so-called comedy to the young hipsters who whoop and laugh at junior high toilet-humor that is extolled in most comedy club today.
As to the question, if you can trust family comedians to be funny, the answer is a resounding yes.