What’s So Funny about Faith? is Martin’s wry, heartfelt memoir filled with humorous anecdotes that span his relatively young life: from his Catholic upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, to his hard-fought entry into the world of stand-up comedy, to his atheistic leanings as he moved further along in his comedic career, to his now strong belief that God is not only real but that God has a definite plan for his life—and that this plan for him just might include, ironically, both faith and humor!
With chapters such as “Celibacy in the City” and “Live from New York, It’s . . . a Jesuit!”, Martin continually demonstrates not only the essential role humor has played in developing his own spiritual life, but the important role it can—and should—play in developing ours as well.
Jake Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit comedian and writer from Chicago. He is a regular contributor to America magazine and Busted Halo and performs stand-up and improvisational comedy in Chicago and New York. Jake currently teaches improvisational comedy and theater at Loyola Academy in Chicago.