The Comical Heathen - Jerry C Jaffe

Reviewed By Kelly Luck

Fringe Reviewer

Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe is a theater professor at Lake Erie College in Painesville,
Ohio, and also hosts “The Comical Heathen”, a podcast focused on religious
satire. This live performance draws on material from his podcast, performed in
front of a live audience. Subjects include fallacies and inconsistencies in
organized religion, misleading teachings in Christian museums and religious
schools, and various similar topics, all presented in a stand-up comedy

Overall, the performance is amusing, though it does tend toward well-trod
ground for the most part. Somewhat marring the performance are a tendency to go after low-hanging fruit and recycle punchlines. The “muffin” abortion
argument is, at least, certainly unique.