Spiritual Life and Leadership

57: Comedy, Wrestling, and the Mission of God, with Dave Ebert

November 04, 2019
Spiritual Life and Leadership
57: Comedy, Wrestling, and the Mission of God, with Dave Ebert
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
57: Comedy, Wrestling, and the Mission of God, with Dave Ebert
Nov 04, 2019
Markus Watson
Dave Eberts, Director and Founder of Well-Versed Comedy, discusses what makes comedy so life-giving when it comes to restoring shalom in the world.
Show Notes

There's something life-giving about comedy, isn't there?  Why is that?  Why, after we have a good belly laugh, do we feel like the world is better than it was before?  In this episode, we speak with Dave Ebert, Director and Founder of Well-Versed Comedy, and also the host of the Gifts for Glory podcast.  Dave discusses what makes comedy so life-giving when it comes to restoring shalom in the world.

 

THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Dave Ebert is the Director and Founder of Well-Versed Comedy.
  • Dave found his way into comedy from a season of deep depression.
  • Laughter has a tangible healing quality.
  • Laughter can unite people.  It can break down walls.
  • Dave’s comedy team will often go onstage before a keynote speaker in order to get the audience laughing.  But the purpose is not mere entertainment; it’s to bring everyone together and break down walls.
  • In Episode 55: Healing Our Polarized World, Markus spoke with Dan White, Jr. about breaking down walls in our polarized world.
  • Markus tells a story about seeing Brian Regan and the shared experience it created for him and another person.
  • Dave says that, of the qualities of God that get expressed in comedy, love and joy are two of the first.
  • “Laughter is the tangible evidence of hope.” –Michael Junior
  • Markus shares about how the comedy show, Impractical Jokers, kept hope alive in him during a dark season of his life.
  • Dan has been able to use his comedy to bring hope and healing to women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
  • There is a restoration of shalom when people laugh.
  • Dan shares his thoughts on humor in the Bible.
  • Dan started an annual comedy event called PureFest.  Next year it will be on the last weekend in September.
  • You can find out more about Dave and his comedy at Gifts4Glory.com.
  • If you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, you are welcome to e-mail Dave anytime at dave@gifts4glory.com.

 

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