atheism comedy

Mythicists and Prophets Part 2

Seamus and John from the Free Thought podcast joins us for part two of our conversation on religion, politics and entertainment. Part one of our conversation can be heard on their channel. We delve into many topics that surround secularism and the separation of church and state. We discuss the importance of entertainers and how main stream media can help promote normalizing Atheism. 

Seamus is a former law enforcement officer turned atheist activist. He grew up as a believer in Christianity and became a member of the Church of Christ. After having a moment of clarity (which involved having to be medically revived from death), Seamus found his way to reason and a secular view of the world. He then created his own podcast to promote free thought and positive atheism known as ‘The Free Thought Prophet.’ Seamus is also a member of Secular Student Alliance. He has a BA in Criminology with a minor in Psychology, a musician and is a proud single father.

John Hamill grew up in Belfast but now lives south of the Border in the Republic of Ireland, with his wife and four children. He is currently a member of the National Executive at Atheist Ireland and he has previously served as Secretary of Atheist Alliance International. His work at Atheist Ireland has included a number of campaigns, including bringing to an end the practice of Irish universities in awarding without tender, millions of €uros in public money annually to the Roman Catholic Church for chaplaincy services. He also participated in the first ever formal meeting between the sitting Irish Prime Minister and an atheist advocacy group.

The Funny Side of Critical Thinking w/ Ian Harris

Ian Harris joins us for a very funny and insightful loo into critical thought. We are huge fans of Ian and the message behind his comedy. He joins us for a podcast discussion on why he is an atheist and the importance of bringing this aspect into his comedy. His bio is so impressive we wanted to keep it in its entirety below: 

When a comedian is compared to Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher, and George Carlin, it means he has something that others don't: a risky, cerebral style of comedy that slices as it skewers. Requiring an unwavering skepticism in the face of religion, the paranormal, astrology, and the apocalypse, Ian Harris's paint-stripping wit ensures belly laughs while also ruining his chances of being invited to a church potluck. Fortunately for him, he has plenty of other places to be, including headlining comedy clubs, colleges and theatres around the world. A top headliner for over 20 years,

Ian has been named #25 on Entertainment Journal's TOP 100 COMEDIANS list, was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's “Laugh Riots Competition” and dubbed “Top Character Comedian in Town” by Backstage West.

One of the top Voice Over artists in Hollywood, Ian has provided the voice to clients such as FOX, Disney XD, DirecTV, Bravo, Fuel, Lays and Full Tilt Poker. Ian also narrated the music driven show “Mad Genius” on Fuse TV, Scripps “Top 3 of Everything” and Pepsi/Twitter’s “Live for Now”. His remarkable talent has resulted in Ian being regularly seen and heard in sketches on “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”, COMEDY CENTRAL, BONES, Playboy Radio, SiriusXM and on DirecTV’s new MMA drama, “KINGDOM”. Ian's hour special "CRITICAL & THINKING", which AXS TV called "a truly masterful hour of wit and derisive jabbing," can be seen currently on Hulu and iTunes. Ian’s comedy is cutting edge, thought provoking and cleverly crafted; with a unique point of view, Ian delivers a style of stand-up all his own.