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Featuring
Thor Ramsey

Benefiting

Presented by

Burnum Hahn,
Alabama Financial Services &
Premier Service Company

Tuscaloosa
Comedy Café

October 22, 2019
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Program at 6:45 PM
Bryant Conference Center

What is the Comedy Café?

The Tuscaloosa Comedy Café is an annual fund-raising event to support the work of Youth For Christ and it’s outreaches to the youth of Tuscaloosa. The unique event combines coffee, delicious desserts, family-friendly comedy and a creative program to highlight the youth of Tuscaloosa and tell the YFC story.

In its tenth year, The Tuscaloosa Comedy Café has grown to over 400 adult guests each year.

Who is Youth For Christ?

Youth For Christ is an international Christian youth outreach aimed at sharing the Good News Jesus Christ with high school students who are not yet part of a local church. YFC reaches youth in over 100 countries and ministers to over 2,500 students in Tuscaloosa County. YFC's primary ministries in Tuscaloosa are Campus Life, Parent Life and Juvenile Justice Ministry. To learn more contact Tuscaloosa Youth For Christ at 752-3361 or visit us at www.tuscaloosayfc.com.

What does it cost?

Seats are $50 each. In many instances, table hosts have covered the cost for their guests to attend. All funds raised will benefit the youth of Tuscaloosa through the work of YFC.

What can I expect?

First of all expect to enjoy yourself and have a little fun. The night will feature the comedy of Thor Ramsey. This guy is hilarious so you are in for a treat. Also expect to be inspired by stories shared by our teenagers and the YFC staff. That evening you will be given the opportunity to put your faith into action by joining YFC in their mission to teenagers.

How long does it last?

Doors open at 6:00 and program begins at 6:45. Program will conclude by 8:30.

Can I bring my children?

The evening's program is intended for adults who will consider partnering with Youth For Christ. Childcare is available for those age 2 and up.

How do I reserve my seat?

Reserve your seats by calling the Youth For Christ offices at 752-3361 or by reserving seats on the Contact tab.

Reserve Seats

Reserve your seats by calling the Youth For Christ offices at 752-3361 or by reserving seats on the Contact tab.

Thor Ramsey

It doesn't matter that Thor Ramsey happens to work clean. He's funny. And funny is the thing that matters when you're watching a comedian. Thor had entertained thoughts of being a comedian since high school -- thoughts he shared with a high school friend.

"She had a dream one night that I did The Tonight Show," he said. "[She told me that I] had a good set, which always stuck with me. I thought, 'Well, if you're not going to follow your own dreams, you might as well follow somebody else's.'"

Ramsey explodes onto the stage like a good-natured funny bomb. His smart, loud and always straightforward brand of comedy has made him an extremely popular comedian. Thor's humor is laced with compassionate sarcasm and reflects his passion for truth and the Person of Jesus Christ.

He pokes fun at the stereotypes people have about Christians and the evangelical subculture while exposing much of pop culture for what it is -- ripe comedy material. Thor picks on fashion models, the Atkins’ diet and greeting cards with just the right words and timing.

His unique observations dispel cultural and social myths as he gives the audience his extremely permanent cure for a neighbor's barking dog, a recap of the Left Behind series and why single people shouldn't marry someone they love. His brand of truly alternative comedy is hysterically funny without being vulgar.

HIS WALK WITH CHRIST

Ramsey says he found Christ on a few separate occasions in life. He recalls finding salvation in 1979 as a freshman in college. He says about the experience, “One day in college what happened to me is described perfectly by a man named Cyprian: 'I made that single, simple, necessary step toward God. I humbled myself before him and like a child said, 'I believe.' My darkened heart was infused with His presence and I knew . . . I knew . . . that the spiritual barrier between myself and God was gone. Our two hearts were reconciled.' Presently, I was aware of the Spirit, the very breath of the Father, coming into me from beyond this world."

Even after this powerful experience with God, Ramsey fell away from Christianity. "My earlier encounter with Christ was dismissed as an emotional experience. This is why I thought all Christians were dumber than I was. In my mind, I intellectually outgrew the Christian experience or so I thought.” Fortunately, in 1993, six months after he was married, Ramsey returned to God.

Just like his life, his comedy routine has gone through stages of change. He says there was a time a club owner told him they wouldn’t invite him back because his act was too dirty. On another occasion, he was about ready to go on stage when event organizers told him that profanity was not allowed. He hurried to change his act to make it acceptable for the crowd. That night he performed in front of 1,500 people from 8 to 80 years old and says it felt really good to reach such a big demographic. After that time, he revamped his act to fit a broader audience. By the time he came back to Christ, his act was already about 95 percent clean.

Now Ramsey says his comedy is for Christians and non-believers. He doesn’t try to sound too “churchy” or use lingo that people outside the church wouldn’t understand. Because of that, he thinks his comedy can reach more people. He says there are some references he might use in a church setting that he wouldn’t use in a club, but other than that his comedy isn’t any different. He is reaching an audience that is looking for something witty, something different than the dirty jokes and verbal pornography used by many comedians.

Current Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses who care about the youth of the Tuscaloosa community and have partnered with us to make this event possible for you, our guests.

Presenting Sponsors
Comedian Sponsors
Class Clowns



Sponsorship

We invite you and your business to participate in Tuscaloosa's premier comedy event by becoming a sponsor of the Comedy Café. Sponsorship includes excellent marketing opportunities to tell the Tuscaloosa community you care about our community's youth. To discuss a sponsorship email us at campuslife@tuscaloosayfc.com and we will send you a sponsor form.

  • "The Tuscaloosa Comedy Café and Thor Ramsey brought to you by your business" in all marketing materials including website, tickets, invitations, email blasts, billboards, Druid City Living ad and Tuscaloosa News ad
  • Company logo on screen at Café
  • Acknowledgment from emcee at Café
  • 16 tickets for guests to attend Comedy Café
  • Company name placed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • One month of digital billboard with company logo
  • Company logo on screen at Café
  • 8 tickets to the Comedy Café
  • Company name listed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • Company logo on screen at Café
  • Name listed in printed program
  • Contact

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