Comedian Jim Jeffries Jokes About Religion in His HBO Special May 26, 2009

Comedian Jim Jeffries Jokes About Religion in His HBO Special

In case you hadn’t seen this yet, HBO recently aired a stand-up comedy special called I Swear to God featuring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries.

There are a lot of bits about religion and Jeffries’ own atheism. He’s not exactly “friendly” about it all. And some of his material is NSFW. But he does make a number of good (and hilarious) points.

Here’s a good starting point:

(Thanks to Andrew for the link!)

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  • bill

    Think that guy is nasty check out George Carlin’s take on religion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

    Also NSFW

  • I linked to this clip in my blog after I saw it. I laughed so hard my eyes watered.

  • medussa

    Further proof there is no god: Jefferies would’ve been struck down by lightning, or some such similar dire fate.

  • Part 1? Where can we find part 2?

    I liked his
    – getting bored with eternal bliss
    – one-sided argument (God & Devil)
    – God works in mysterious ways

  • Seth C.

    Ah, the whole heaven and hell deal, it’s all based on the human idea that somebody has to get punished.

    I know he’s a comedian but he seriously rips the Bible up in his quotations. He’s worse than the fundies on getting Dogma mixed up with the text. It makes a good point though 🙂

    @Medussa:

    He’s still got a whole bunch of other gods to make fun of it. Plus, if “God” exists, it was probably laughing too.

  • sc0tt

    Satan would be rewarding the evil doers, not torturing them – of course! I can’t believe I never thought of this. I have to go find a fundie to hassle.

  • He does have other parts of his “I swear to God” tour posted on his You-tube channel, but those other parts are not focused on religion.

  • anonymouse

    I thought it was really funny. I’ll look out for him.

  • MeagD

    Thanks so much!

  • Tom

    He doesn’t seem like a very happy person… must be hard to be him if people piss him off that much.

  • TXatheist

    Hilarious and it’s no wonder he appears unhappy cause you are dealing with so many people that can’t handle the FACTS and it’s enduring.

  • “There is nothing mysterious about being a fucking asshole.”

    Amen, brother Jim. LMAO!

  • bernerbits

    Good God that man is funny. I say that without a hint of irony. Been a while since I had a good laugh. Thanks for that Hemant.

    Although, to be honest, I don’t think the religion part was his funniest bit.

  • “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Underbelly.”

  • Dang!

    Somebody drop me a note on Twitter (@nullsession) if you find another copy…THX!

  • shawn

    He is a regular on Opie and Anthony.

    The man is hilarious. He was great on HBOs Down and Dirty wit Jim Norton also. Not religious jokes but that’s really only a small part of his act.