I used to like comedy, when I wasn’t put off by all the raunchy sex jokes and other morally offensive garbage. I can’t seem to find many real comedians alive today who aren’t sellouts to the pornographic cynical secular culture. The only one I can think of who has some really funny material without being gross or perverted is Brian Regan. Everyone today seems to be just a shock jock with the moral aptitude of Howard Stern. It’s just not funny. And I don’t really know of any really great Catholic comedians. Everyone in the entertainment culture just seems to sell out on the Church. They all just want to be famous and well known. They don’t care about the moral, spiritual, and intellectual development of their audiences and viewers. I’m just sick of everything in entertainment. I mostly just read books today. There are no good talented insightful and creative Catholic entertainers that I know of today. I hope some of you can surprise me, because while I love to read, and learn, and study, and do intellectual work, I would like to be able to do something entertaining with friends and family that isn’t just a bunch of wretched garbage. You can’t watch a movie today on TV that doesn’t glorify violence, drugs, immoral sexual practices, vengeance, materialism, atheism, etc. I’m so sick of it. I’ve been buying movies about saints and stuff, like of Mother Teresa, etc. but it is just like there really isn’t much enjoyable Catholic entertainment. Is it something that is fallacious in the very concept of entertainment itself? I personally don’t pursue entertainment very much, preferring enrichment and edification. I get so frustrated with people who don’t even know their faith very well who want to make the Mass “more entertaining”, as if they don’t have enough entertainment outside of Mass. When you constantly want to be entertained, it distracts from your prayer life. Sometimes silence and solemnity is more beautiful and enjoyable than bells and whistles, and electric guitars amplified and lit on fire by pyrotechnics…
Is there a such thing as Catholic entertainment? I am most entertained when I am thinking, laughing, growing, and learning, perhaps all at the same time. But this seems to rarely have been pulled off by anyone in the field of entertainment media. The culture is just too corrupt. You can’t get the kind of collaboration and dialogue needed. The audience isn’t literate enough in truthfulness, morals, integrity, sense of irony and humor, etc. to be able to understand the ideas required for such works of art. There has really got to be a revolution in the heart of the culture in media. If anyone can direct me to artists in any “entertainment” (I say kind of loosely) field, such as film, comedy, etc, perhaps more the dramatic and performing arts, I will greatly appreciate the dialogue. I would like to talk to people here about this subject, if anyone wants to PM me.
Just a note: I once tried doing standup comedy, actually did about 5 open mics, but I just got sick of it, because everyone else at the open mic nights was doing sex jokes and drug humor and I just didnt want to be around that culture anymore. That’s what people expect and want to see when they go to a comedy club mostly today.