What’s So Funny about Faith?


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What’s So Funny about Faith?

A Memoir from the Intersection of Hilarious and Holy


Catholic Press Association Award, 2013, Third Place: First Time Author

“Jake Martin is very frank in discussing the challenges of being a comedian and the challenges of the priesthood, but he also shows the joy that comes from both. If you’ve never thought of comedy as anything other than comedy, this book will make you see the spirituality behind it.  A great read.”
     -- Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Random Acts of Momness

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 

Jake Martin, SJ, author of What’s So Funny About Faith, is a Jesuit comedian and writer from Chicago. He is a regular contributor to America magazine and Busted Halo and recently performed a one-man show at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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What’s So Funny about Faith?

A Memoir from the Intersection of Hilarious and Holy

A wry, heartfelt memoir detailing one man’s attempts to navigate a world steeped in irony while staying true to his calling to love and serve God.

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