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  • Actors: Michael Jr.
  • Directors: Michael Jr.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Word Film
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AM2DLAW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,188 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

With multiple appearances on late night television, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central, Comedian Michael Jr. has made a name for himself. His family-focused, laid back style is pure comic genius, and this is his first solo comedy special on DVD, filmed live before a huge sold-out crowd in Southlake, TX. His comedy has been proven to be edgy enough for Las Vegas, and clean enough to be enjoyed in church. Laughing on Purpose will push you to laugh until your face hurts, while at the same time being deeply inspiring!

Customer Reviews

Good, clean, funny comedy.
David Longacre
He doesn’t desperately plead for our approval or milk gags for easy laughs.
Kevin L. Nenstiel
Everyone needs an opportunity to laugh - Family Friendly!!
Carla

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kevin L. Nenstiel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 7, 2014
If, like me, you’ve watched Michael Jr. develop across the “Thou Shalt Laugh” collections, you’ll probably welcome this opportunity to see his full set. His distinctive laid-back, jaunty style gives him power to deliver comedy much edgier than much Christian comedy (one routine borders on racy), yet keeping clean and family-friendly. And unlike stand-up’s common “white guys in ties” approach, Michael Jr. deals with racial issues for an integrated audience.

Michael Jr. approaches the microphone in an understated way, speaking in a conversational tone, not mugging for the audience like the “stars” on Comedy Central often do. He doesn’t shout, he doesn’t laugh at his own jokes, he doesn’t get theatrically angry or maudlin or campy. He sounds like he’s just talking to you. This gives him permission to talk about topics both comedy and church often avoid, particularly race.

His routines on being black may surprise white audiences. Accustomed to having comedians like Chris Rock shout at us, we expect to feel awkward. But Michael Jr. disarms our suspicions by discussing race at the same pitch where he discusses being Christian or being a guy. (These three main themes converge in his testimonial, which apparently comes halfway through of his set, but appears as a separate “special feature.”)

I enjoy Michael Jr. because he doesn’t act like a comedian. He doesn’t desperately plead for our approval or milk gags for easy laughs. He explains this late in the set: comedy is his Christian calling, not his job, and he’s not there to “get laughs” but to “give people the opportunity to laugh.” It’s an opportunity many of us have too rarely, and one he provides in spades. In a world often devoid of purpose or joy, Michael Jr. casually gives us permission to live gladly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Mitchell on September 15, 2013
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Laughing on Purpose is a gift of Love;
Crisp and Clean humor! Hilarious... Touching, funny, hysterical,
Revitalizing. Potent, tender revelations
of family life!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Turbodriver on January 4, 2014
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One of my closest friends is the business manager for a fairly large, but young church in age and congregation. The senior pastor wanted to just have a fun night for the congregation and wound up inviting Michael Jr. My wife and I went to his show and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Michael Jr is one funny dude and had a knack with engaging with different members of the audience. We liked him so much that we bought two or three of his CD's and have shown them to friends and family on different occasions. No one was not entertained, and lo and behold, there wasn't a cuss word in the whole thing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheri Thompson on June 18, 2013
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Whether you see Michael Jr. in person or via the DVD, he is purely funny. Whether watching with my 13 year old or sharing the DVD over lunch during a business function--everyone enjoys Michael Jr.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Family Mom 'n Dad on November 21, 2013
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Michael Jr. Is so funny! We first heard him on the DVD, Thou Shalt Laugh. That was my favorite so far.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura Alkhaz on September 14, 2013
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Michael Jr is funny without the filth and vulgarity. His willingness to go out to prisons, juvenile detention centers, abused children's homes and give those individuals a chance to laugh and be normal is inspiring and gives a picture of this man,s heart.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anne Kronenbitter on June 10, 2013
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Love this man. This is the second DVD I own of his. He is just great! Can get hundred of people to laugh with clean humor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Slade on July 1, 2014
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Michael Junior is one of the funniest stand up comics on earth! I will buy anything that he performs in . My only regret is that I didn't get to see this performance in person. Michael has perfected the comedic pause , delivery , and calm.
God bless this man's career.
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