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Award-Winning Stand-Up Christian Comedian Michael Jr. Joins Other Celebrity Fathers For The Courageous Dads
Award-Winning Stand-Up Christian Comedian Michael Jr. Joins Other Celebrity Fathers For The Courageous Dads

Award-Winning Stand-Up Christian Comedian Michael Jr. Joins Other Celebrity Fathers For The Courageous Dads

Dallas, TX ~ Just in time for Father's Day, celebrity dad and stand-up comedian, Michael Jr. has teamed up with other celebrity dads to stress the importance of and responsibilities that accompany fatherhood in a 90-minute simulcast on Friday June 14th at 6:00pm CT. Inspired by the multi-award winning Kendrick  brothers' film Courageous, dads globally will hear some of our nation's most courageous men tell their story of what it means to be Courageous Dads. Hosted by award-winning director and stand-up comedian Michael Jr., director and associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist church Alex Kendrick, producer and senior associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist church Stephen Kendrick, Fatherhood CoMission Founder Mitch Temple and president and CEO of Family Life Dennis Rainey. With appearances by the legendary George Foreman, father and son college football coach legends Bobby and Tommy Bowden, president of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Sammy Rodriquez, Nascar owner Joe Gibbs, and Nascar father and son Mark and Blake Koch.  Grammy nominated country music artist Josh Turner will also perform.

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"I'm pumped about bringing the funny to this Courageous Dads project. Dads are courageous and should be honored and also need to laugh and be seen laughing," states Michael. "I love being called hilarious, but not nearly as much as I love being called dad."

The Courageous Dads simulcast will broadcast from Nashville, where it was filmed earlier at LifeWay Studios.  For more information on how you can be part of this once in a lifetime event visit

"Michael Jr. is the all around funniest entertainer I've ever known. Besides that his comedy is family-friendly, and is passionate about championing Courageous Dads."~ Mitch Temple Fatherhood CoMission Founder.

About Michael Jr.: Comedian George Wallace offered Michael Jr. his first break when he took him to the legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, home of Jay Leno and The Tonight Show staff. The club’s owner slipped Michael onstage…and a week later Michael was performing at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, where he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on The Tonight Show. That performance catapulted Michael’s career and has resulted in additional appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central, TV One, The Late, Late Show, BET, Jimmy Kimmel Live, SiTV, and Comedy TV.  His clean comedy has earned him national crossover appeal giving him a platform on both church and comedy club stages. It is this versatility that has enabled Michael to author a children’s book, The Parts We Play, to be featured in the wildly successful comedy, Thou Shalt Laugh DVD series and to have made his directorial debut with his award winning documentary Comedy: The Road Less Traveled. His current multi-city tour Stand-Up and Give is an extension of the purpose of Comedy: The Road Less Traveled. Michael's stand-up comedy special, Laughing On Purpose.

Watch a clip of Michael Jr's comedy below:

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