Last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 09:26 pm
Clean comedy is still a niche in the entertainment industry, but it has a lot of talented performers. We are certain about this because we work with most of them.
In this article, we will showcase Thor Ramsey, who is a gifted clean comedian. Moreover, who knows, perhaps he will be the entertainer you will hire for your next event.
A Little Bit About Thor’s Background
Thor studied English Literature and Hellenistic Greek at the Texas Christian University. Not only that, but he also studied theology at Westminster Seminary, in California.
He started thinking about being a comedian since high school and shared this thought with one of his friends. His friend even had a dream that he was on The Tonight Show, which made him say:
“Well, if you are not going to follow your dreams, you might as well follow somebody else’s.”
In 1987, he was already working as a stand-up comedian and was traveling the country 42 weeks per year. He was mostly doing shows in comedy clubs and churches. Then, Thor started performing at comedy events, which he is still doing today.
Right now, he is not only mastering clean comedy, but he is also one of the most recognized names in Christian comedy.
Thor is best known for three things:
- Thou Shalt Laugh DVDs (over half a million DVDs were sold, and the comedy movies were seen on cable television nationally);
- Being a Host of Bananas Comedy (a family-friendly comedy series which was purchased by Sony Television);
- The author of Thor Ramsey’s Total Money Meltdown.
He also attended many different festivals, such as:
- Montreal Comedy Festival—”Just For Pitching”;
- Vancouver Comedy Festival—Letterman Showcase;
- Spirit West Coast—Del Mar, Featured Comic;
- Spirit West Coast—Monterey, Featured Comic;
- Lifefest, Appleton, WI;
- Gospel Jubilee Weekend, Cherokee, NC;
- J-Fest, Chattanooga, TN.
Did you know that Thor had his television series called Comedy at Large with Thor Ramsey? It aired for one season on the i-Life Network.
Thor Ramsey Is More Than a Comedian
At some point during his career, he realized something. To quote him: “Most comedians are just preachers who have not answered their call.”
He continued to perform at comedy events, while he also helped plant Emmaus Church in Redlands, California. Thor got closer to the church community and was a teaching pastor of the Threshold services at Canyon Lake Community Church for four years.
Now, he is the lead pastor of a brand new church plant in Lake Elsinore, California.
However, Thor did not stop here. He published two books as well:
His career is so diverse and filled with incredible accomplishments. Thor is not one to shy away from appearing on TV, at festivals, conferences, clubs or special events and tours.
He likes a challenge, and he also loves being in front of an audience with the sole purpose of making them laugh.
Just watch this video to see how high and contagious his energy is.
Comedian Thor Ramsey on Christian Sex
Comedian Thor Ramsey tells it as it is, even when it comes to serious topics like Christian sex. Instead of that being a challenge to your thought process or obtrusive in any way, it is refreshing and oh so funny. His explosive delivery makes you sit up and take notice. And once you do, you’ll never look away or let your thoughts wander again. You won’t be able to. He gets right in your face talking about topics like Christian sex that are relevant and real. He makes you listen because he’s speaking the way you do. You may never say it out loud, but you definitely think it. Thor lays it bare on stage. You’ll find yourself nodding, nudging the person you came with, and most of all, laughing your heart out.
Christian Sex is an easy target for clean comedy
Thor Ramsey doesn’t shy away from much. He talks openly about Christian sex as he does about homeschooling his daughter. He speaks of challenges and outright hilarious moments he experiences when talking with friends that do not share his faith, the love he feels for his children, and the interesting products that can be found at Christian Book Stores. These seemingly unrelated topics do indeed come together in the spirit of one thing – a day in the life of an average person. If there’s one thing he is good at, it’s showing how exceptional the mundane truly is.
Thor Ramsey started his comedy career in 1987 and quickly became a regular on the comedy circuit. He has been seen on the Thou Shalt Laugh tour as well as hosting the TV show Bananas. He has written several books – “A Comedian’s Guide to Theology” and “Thor Ramsey’s Total Money Meltdown.” He was also a writer for the movies, “How I Met My Father,” “The Accidental Proposal,” and “I’m Not Drunk.” He’s versatile. He’s clean. And he’s funny.
Thor Ramsey’s direct approach and opinionated style of clean comedy do not give people much choice other than to laugh. He’s a clean comic, but not one that steers clear away from tough topics. Clean doesn’t have to mean docile and Thor Ramsey illustrates that point forcefully. He is sharp, quick, and funny beyond belief. He used to say that he gave a comedy show that didn’t make you feel like you stepped in something. Truer words have never been spoken. Thor Ramsey will make you laugh harder than you ever thought you would and you’ll walk away feeling immensely satisfied.
If you are looking for a Christian comedian that will keep your group on its toes with topics like Christian sex, Thor Ramsey is your guy. His sharp delivery will stick in your mind long after the lights go down.
Can you imagine how fantastic Thor would be on stage at your next event? If you want him as part of your entertainment, then feel free to contact us here, and we will help you with all the information you need.