How Do Comedians Help Souls?

St. Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus with a goal to help souls, and that’s still a core value for Jesuits. But how can a comedian help souls?

Jesuit and stand-up comedian Jake Martin shares his answer with Vinita Hampton Wright in today’s video. Jake is the author of What’s So Funny about Faith?


  1. Having spent several of my young-adult years around comedians and comedy clubs on a regular basis, I concur with Jake. As its best, comedy can be a truth-telling. If you’re not on the mark, they don’t really laugh!


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