The End Times Comedy Show

Christian - Fiction
280 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2022
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Author Biography

Thor Ramsey has been a stand-up comedian for over three decades and was featured in three Thou Shalt Laugh comedy movies, which sold over a half-million DVDs and were broadcast on Netflix and cable television. Aside from his own television series, Comedy At Large with Thor Ramsey, which aired for one season on the i-Life Network, he hosted the nationally syndicated comedy series Bananas. This family-friendly comedy series ran for four seasons, was broadcast into over 90 million homes, and was later purchased by Sony Television.

He wrote the screenplay and starred in the 2021 comedy feature film Church People. He recently had his screenplay comedy (co-written with Brad Stine), The Revenge of Adam and Eve, optioned by Collide Productions.

In addition to his recently released novel The End Times Comedy Show, he has authored three previous books: A Comedian’s Guide to Theology, Thor Ramsey’s Total Money Meltdown, and The Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Nino Lobiladze for Readers' Favorite

Sam Seitz was born to a family of prominent evangelicals. He was obliged to live his life in the shadow of his older brother, Ben, who had died as a martyr. Now, Sam is a comedian living in Los Angeles. He tries to leave his past (and his family) behind. He does his best to lose his faith, falling in love with a stripper named Sugar. This beautiful troublemaker puts Sam on edge, staying emotionally distant from him. More than that, Sam's brother, Timothy, is about to publish a scandalous memoir about their family and childhood. Also, Sam starts experiencing visions of Jesus. It is revealed to Sam that he has only twenty-four hours left to live. Will his best friend, Lana Monroe, help Sam to keep his sanity and life in place? What awaits him on this fateful day? The End Times Comedy Show by Thor Ramsey has all the answers.

Thor Ramsey is a master of dialogues; they are brilliant and well balanced with the main character's inner perspective on the unfolding and past events of his life. The End Times Comedy Show impresses with a powerful scene of the crucifixion of Sam alongside Jesus in his dream and entertains with marvelous examples of subtle humor. Thor Ramsey manages to show how hard it is to rebel against loving parents who also are good people and exemplary Christians. The love triangle shown in this amazing book was convincing with a flavor of biblical temptation. The End Times Comedy Show speaks about finding a way to God without being preachy. Also, the exceptional writing style made it almost impossible to put the book down, and the element of horror added an unexpected and exciting dark note to the narrative. Fans of psychological drama with a strong romantic line would enjoy The End Times Comedy Show without a doubt.

Essien Asian

A fortuitous meeting between Sam Seitz, the son of a famous evangelical preacher and upcoming comedian, and Sugar Spice Valentine, a seductive stripper, acts as the catalyst in a whirlwind romance that will define Sam in so many ways. He has to contend with a drug-dealing pimp who will stop at nothing to get rid of him and the members of his very popular family who have their different versions of dysfunction they are unprepared to come to terms with. Will he be able to pull himself together and save his family from implosion or will he succumb to Sugar's wiles and follow her down the proverbial rabbit hole? Only time will tell in Thor Ramsey's The End Times Comedy Show.

The End Times Comedy Show by Thor Ramsey is quite the novel. The characters are the weirdest assortment I have come across in a while and the primary character Sam has to be the pick of the litter. From his funny one-liners to his rather unusual approach to de-conversion from Christianity, he takes the cake for the strangest individual I have ever come across. Thor Ramsey's writing style is unique in the sense that it maintains a comedic tone throughout the book even when there is danger afoot. The storyline is odd but the subplots are interesting, and the dynamic between Sam, Lana, and Sugar denotes a love triangle worth investigating. The End Times Comedy Show is an interesting book with funny subplots, a perfect combination for some entertaining reading.

Vincent Dublado

The End Times Comedy Show by Thor Ramsey is a wildly entertaining Christian novel with a good grasp of magical realism. Meet Sam Seitz, a seasoned comedian who has yet to make it big. In a first-person narrative, he confesses that his goal in life is to lose his faith so that he can pursue the mindless goal of becoming famous for the sake of fame, without hindrance, setting aside the truth that so easily besets him. But he is having trouble shaking the family faith, as he comes from a line of evangelical royalty. But as the call of fame is strong within him, he is close to achieving his goal. The problem is when he develops a sense that someone is following him—it’s Jesus. It gets worse as he begins to see demons as well. He could be hallucinating, but at the rate that he has been seeing these supernatural occurrences, and God giving him only twenty-four hours to live, he must re-evaluate his personal choices to get out of his personal apocalypse.

Thor Ramsey takes a stab at the idea of losing one’s religious faith. Whatever stance you have on nonbelief, this witty novel will still keep you turning pages, as every moment captures Sam Seitz with reference to his existential woes. Whatever rationale he has for trying to break away from his religious orientation, Ramsey elevates it into reasonable soundbites that trigger your enthusiasm to find out if there is something the matter with Sam. This is one man’s walk in life that reflects our own relationship with faith and reason. The End Times Comedy Show packs enough punch and entertainment value in its satirical take on faith and Christian life. It will make you uncomfortable, but it will also make you grin. It’s the kind of story that you love to read, especially when you like your thoughts to be provoked.