In a hilarious retelling of his childhood mishaps growing up in the church, comedian Michael Jr. keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout the whole performance. The funniest thing about his routine, however, is not the individual stories but the overall irony of his sketch.
Comedian Michael Jr. starts off his comedy bit by pointing out the incredible paradox of performing stand-up in a church, where typically it is frowned upon to cause any disruptions when the speaker is preaching. To further illustrate this point, Michael then begins to tell various anecdotes from his childhood in the church.
Beginning with a wardrobe malfunction that caused a young Michael to laugh out loud during a church service, to the bittersweet “pinches and twists” he would receive from his grandmother, Michael describes how he was practically trained to never utter a word in church, except of course during his mandatory choral performances.
Throughout the whole bit, Michael delivers his stand-up routine with an incredible deadpan sense of humor, (possibly revealing that church isn’t the only place where he doesn’t laugh), and making the audience chuckle even more. Michael surely has no business laughing in a church, but his audience can’t seem to stop.