Comedian Michael Jr. Introduces New Film “More Than Funny” on TBN Thursday, Sept. 27th | TBN

Comedian Michael Jr. Introduces New Film “More Than Funny” on TBN Thursday, Sept. 27th

LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) — Years ago in a crowded Michigan movie theater, a projector malfunctioned — the film snapped, the house lights came on, and acting on a dare a young man named Michael jumped in front of the restless crowd and took center stage. When the theater manager tried to usher him out, the audience demanded that he stay — and Michael Jr.’s unforgettable comedy career was born.


On September 27th TBN welcomes Michael Jr. to its popular Praise talk show to talk about his faith, his unique style of clean and inspirational comedy, and his upcoming film More Than Funny, which premieres October 18th in theaters nationwide.


Filmed before a live audience, More Than Funny features three real-life inspirational stories that will take movie-goers on a comedic journey they’ve most likely never experienced before.


Michael Jr. said he is excited about the positive impact he believes the film will have on movie-goers. “As we were filming More Than Funny, people in the audience were crying from laughter one minute and laughing while crying the next,” he recalled. “I think movie audiences will be surprised at what this event stirs up in them.”


Michael Jr. has spent his comedy career taking laughter to places where it’s needed most — like homeless shelters, rescue missions, and prisons — using his comedic gift to inspire and motivate people through sketches, stand-up, short films and appearances in feature films like the box office hit War Room. He is currently on tour across America, and has appeared on programs like NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’ The Late, Late Show, and BET’s ComicView, to name just a few.


“It’s a rarity to experience comedy that inspires and impacts people while making them laugh,” said TBN president Matt Crouch. “But that’s exactly what Michael Jr. brings to audiences across America. This is an evening you won’t want to miss as we sit down to find out what’s behind all the laughter, happiness, and love Michael Jr. delivers wherever he goes.”


Check out the trailer above for More Than Funny, and join hosts Matt and Laurie Crouch as they welcome comedian Michael Jr. for a special installment of the award-winning talk show Praise this Thursday, September 27th, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, exclusively on TBN. Find out where TBN is airing near you with our channel finder, watch TBN on our livestream HERE, or download our all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.