Churches prefer hiring known comedians to grooming in-house ones

Dayo Emmanuel

James James

Jacklean James is a comedian, a radio personality and a gospel artiste. He relayed his experience as a gospel comedian to DAYO EMMANUEL. According to him, the church has not seen comedians within the church as serious people, but would wait for them to make a name before willing to pay for their services. Excerpts:

When and how did you start comedy?

Comedy has always been part of me; I started talking to people, then they feel I was funny. It is God’s gifting, I didn’t learn it; the Bible says the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

What type of comedy do you do?
I do mature comedies; I bring comedy and fun out of any situation, it is just a natural thing with me.

Is there anything like Christian comedy as such?
If you say Christian comedy, comedy is comedy, there is nothing like that…

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