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So A Comedian Walks Into a Church
Confessions of a Kneel-down Stand-up
by Paul Kerensa
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published:25 March 2013
This unusual book consists of 175 pages of tightly packed wry observations of the worlds of stand-up comedy and church life in the UK.
Don't let the page set-up (cramped sans-serif font and almost non-existent top margin) deter you from buying this enjoyable book.
The sub title - Confessions of a kneel-down stand-up gives an apt description of the author, Paul Kerensa who tours the country doing his comedy turns in the week but enjoys worshipping on Sundays wherever he is staying, and in whichever church, chapel or hall is the most convenient.
He attends each service with an open mind and by the end of the book the reader will have enjoyed a "Kerensan" tour of several Christian denominations and wide ranging worship styles.
His spoken skill of injecting humour translates well to the written word. Not only will you gain insight into the varied church life of today, but you will also be given an insider's look into the world of comedy, cabaret and clubs, and have many laughs along the way.
Paul comes across as a thoroughly sincere and likeable man, and if he ever came to my neck of the woods I would go out of my way to hear him.
Reviewer: Margaret Walker (31/05/13)