FUNNYBONE is a Christian Comedian with experience, professionalism and a strong testimony to share with the world. During his heydays of traveling as a secular comedian, FUNNYBONE began to become unfaithful in his marriage. He felt that multiple women was the way a man feels like he’s a “real man”. As a result of being unfaithful, FUNNYBONE'S life began to fall apart in 2007 and he became separated from his wife.
The separation from this wife was a catalyst for FUNNYBONE. "Watching my wife walk out the door did it for me", says FUNNYBONE. "I had lost my home and lost my family and it was at that moment that I realized that living the world's way was not the way I wanted to live. I wanted to live God's way". In February 2008, his wife filed for divorce while he was away from her. He understood and accepted her wishes and kept his faith.
In March, the same year, FUNNYBONE made some changes in his life spiritually. FUNNYBONE dedicated his life to God and rededicated his comedy to offer a a faith-based, family-laced ministry to audiences. He realized that being separated from his wife was the best thing that could have happened to him at that time, because it drove him to a life dedicated to Christ. Through this transformation his wife recognized the changes in his life and cancelled the divorce. Now, she walks with him as he follows Christ and supports his comedy ministry every step of the way. On August 22, 2009, they renewed their marriage vows, making a new covenant with God and themselves and now minister together in their church and in their community.
As his faith began to grow, God revealed to FUNNYBONE to bring his gift of comedy to his people, but in a different way, and he did. In February 2011, he spearheaded “The Jacksonville Clean Kings of Comedy Show”, which was a sold-out show at the Florida Times Union Center in Jacksonville, Fl. The show was a huge success and FUNNYBONE instantly knew that it was nobody but God to have brought him to this success; to have an ex-whore and ex-foul mouth in front of people on a large stage of this magnitude could ONLY be, but through the Grace of God. FUNNYBONE is currently preparing for his third annual show with "The Jacksonville Clean Kings of Comedy" and this year has been offered broadcast rights to air the show around the world! The Jericho Broadcast Network plans to air portions of the live show in late February 2012. "This show features local Duval county comedians, DJ's and Gospel Rappers", states FUNNYBONE. "So many of my local friends, family, co-workers and church family would ask to see me perform and I was always out of town doing shows at other churches and at community events. I decided to put on this local show just for them, and I brought other local comedians out as well". This year's show takes place February 11, 2012 and you may purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.
FUNNYBONE has done hundreds of shows at churches and special events and was blessed to sign as a member of the “Holla! Comedy Tour” and was a host/comedian of the “TDI Gospel Jamz Tour 2011″. In 2011, Comedian FUNNYBONE was asked to be a co-host of a new TV show scheduled to air on a satellite station. "Working The Word with Prophetess Dee" included an interview with FUNNYBONE during one of the show's very first tapings! During subsequent episodes of the show, Comedian FUNNYBONE will provide a 4 minute comedy segment on the show and will even entertain the audience in between show tapings. During the "Working The Word Tour", Comedian FUNNYBONE will travel to various locations with the show and perform a complete comedy show for congregations and community leaders that attend the show taping. Music CD's and DVD's of past performances will also be available for attendees as well. To learn more about the "Working The Word" TV show or to book the show to come to your area, visit the Facebook page at Working The Word or follow them on twitter at WorkingTheWord2.
Currently FUNNYBONE serves as the the host/comedian and Master of Ceremonies of the Tour That Angie BEE Presents. This Christian Rap concert tour features recording artists, motivational speakers and FUNNYBONE as each participant shares their musical and speaking gifts with audiences. They share their testimonies and their redeemed lives in Christ to a youth and young adult audience. Launching in Jacksonville, Florida in October 2011, tour artists travel from New York, Alabama, Georgian and Florida to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to a variety of audiences. The Tour That Angie BEE Presents is scheduled to minister a one-week revival in Abuja, Nigeria at the Abounding Love Christian Fellowship Center which will take A FUNNYBONE Experience to a live International audience!
Comedian FUNNYBONE has produced a few music CDs too! "Songs of Funnybone - Volume One" features songs entitled "My, My, My" and "Ruth Chris" that will have you Laughing Out Loud! "Songs of Funnybone - Volune Two" features "Cut The Grass" and "Go To Church With Me". FUNNYBONE'S musical contributions to comedy frequently mention members of his family and his faith and are enjoyed by listeners of all ages. Comedian FUNNYBONE also has concert and performance DVD's for sale, and portions of these projects will soon be available on his new website! "Albert FUNNYBONE Harris LIVE" and "Who Said, Church Folk Can't Laugh" DVD's are now also available.
It' now time to Laugh Out Loud with a monthly issue of Comedian FUNNYBONE'S monthly newsletter! Each issue reflects pictures and stories from past performances. You may also hear the Laugh Out Loud moment from Comedian FUNNYBONE weekdays on The Hottest Home Hotspot WORLDWIDE syndicated radio show. Past segments of his jokes are now posted on YouTube on the Angie BEE Presents page and follow him on Twitter @ FunnyboneLoL and you can also read about FUNNYBONE in the pages of Pure Magazine.
Latonya Harris: Manager, Booking, and Promotions
Funnybone started studying comedy under the leadership of Fred Pozin at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville, FL in 2002. He grew up loving Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. He used to feel foul language was like seasoning to his jokes. Today, though, his goal is to bring joy to audiences – but without using foul language, like the men he idolized during his early years of comedy.
Currently, Funnybone serves as Armor Bearer at Household of Faith Church in Jacksonville under the leadership of Bishop Lewis William. His greatest influences come from the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
With an inviting stage presence, Comedian FUNNYBONE get's the audience involved in his stand-up routine by telling stories with topics that are real and familiar. Funny stories about church, Pastors, mothers and Facebook are just some of the favorites; but scripture references inspire the crowd as well. FUNNYBONE has opened for CARLOS MENCIA, MARK CURRY, TONY ROCK, TOMMY CHUNG, TOMMY DAVIDSON AND MICHAEL WINSLOW!
FUNNYBONE may not be a singer, but his original songs are truly entertaining! Songs entitled "Let's Pray Together" and "Go To Church With Me" are loved by congregation audiences, but at fund-raises and during motivational speaking engagement the crowds enjoy "Ruth Chris (steakhouse)" and "Mr. Metro (PCS) Man". In his concert DVD entitled "Who Said Church Folk Can't Laugh", FUNNYBONE delivers a closing routine with angelic dancers, adorned with wings and absolutely leaves the audience asking for more!
FUNNYBONE'S philosophy is based upon Proverbs 17:22 - A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Come and have your heart feel the joy of a stand-up show from Comedian FUNNYBONE!
A DJ (I can bring one if you don't have one) a microphone (wireless is preferred) and an audience that wants to laugh!
A wireless microphone is helpful for this stand up comedy routine as FUNNYBONE delivers to all aspects of the crowd. "I enjoy walking through the audience and engaging the crowd rather than standing onstage or at a podium". While on stage, FUNNYBONE enjoys having a center spotlight to follow him and if he brings a DJ with him for the stage a second spotlight should be provided for the DJ.
In the dressing room, FUNNYBONE appreciates drinking water, hot tea with lemon and sugar and a plate of fresh fruit before the show. A heavy meal before showtime is discouraged but a plate afterwards is appreciated.
FUNNYBONE travels with his wife, two sons and his management team (2 adults), so additional accommodations are requested. If you are providing overnight accommodations, two hotel rooms with double beds are requested. The management team can make these arrangements for you! Just contact Angie BEE Productions at 407-914-6519 to discuss which hotel rooms are in close proximity to your event!
Finally, our management team doubles as our photography and videography crew, filming performances for DVD sales and broadcast segments. This team requires access to electricity and a merchandise table to secure DVD & CD sales. FUNNYBONE and his wife will be available to sign autographs and minister to attendees when they visit this merchandise area after the show.
FUNNYBONE'S set list includes a stand-up comedy routine including original comedic songs and stories. When making a motivational presentation, FUNNYBONE'S set includes testimonial stories about his infidelity, incarceration and his life as a Christian and Armor Bearer for his Bishop.
FUNNYBONE is currently the Master of Ceremonies for the tour that Angie BEE Presents and his duties include opening the show, introducing each of the tour artists and bringing them to the stage and keeping the crowd entertained and inspired as the show progresses. This tour allows FUNNYBONE to be presented before a youth and young adult crowd at churches, non-profit organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. This tour has even been invited to Abuja, Nigeria for a one-week revival.
FUNNYBONE'S set can also include a personal touch as he has performed "roasts" of Pastors! Book FUNNYBONE to roast your husband, brother or father and watch the joy of the Lord appear before the audience.
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Check out the article on FUNNYBONE in Spiritual Minded Magazine
2006: 15 gigs
2007: 20 gigs
2008: 25 gigs
2009: 30 gigs
2010: 50 gigs
2011: 60 gigs
2012: 5 gigs
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