Comedian Chonda Pierce Uses Personal Hardships to Share Christ

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Comedian Chonda Pierce Uses Personal Hardships to Share Christ

By Movieguide® Contributor

Who doesn’t love a good laugh?

Comedian Chonda Pierce knows all about making people laugh, but she also knows that some things are funny and some aren’t.

“I spent 31 years on the road telling the funny stuff and the goofy stuff, and telling stories about my father and our dysfunction and all of that,” Pierce told The Christian Post.

“And I didn’t want my career to end without me telling the gut-wrenching truth about myself,” she continued. “It’s one thing to give a word of testimony and go, ‘The Lord saved me when I was 4.’ I have to go, ‘He saved me when I was 4, 7, and then a few times in high school and about eight times in college.’ It’s the in-between of those salvation moments in my life that I’ve never really talked about.”

Pierce decided to write a book so her fans could better understand her story.

In “Life is Funny Until It’s Not: A Comic’s Story of Love, Loss, and Lunacy,” “Pierce recounts a preacher’s daughter’s childhood filled with heartbreak, including abuse, her parents’ divorce, and the sudden deaths of her two sisters in the span of two years. Even after she achieved success in her comedy tours, trials and tragedy dogged her through marriage, motherhood, and widowhood. But God was there with her through every sorrow and every joy. This story of unshakeable hope and faith will inspire readers to turn to God and trust his faithfulness,” a synopsis of the book reads.

Despite the hardships she’s faced, the comedian believes God will use them to encourage others. “I like to use…the things I’ve been through in my life as a way, perhaps, to inspire,” she told Just the News.

“My greatest hope is that people see a thread of Christ through every chapter, even the bad stuff, the hard stuff,” she told The Christian Post. “I want people to see a person clinging to Christ on a good day and on a bad day. And that is the only way you make it through.”

Movieguide® recently reported how God helped Pierce get through tough times:

Christian comedian Chonda Pierce explained why she needs comedy and how God has used it to help her overcome the hardest times in her life.

“I love that God blessed me with a sense of humor and an ability to tell a story or two that makes a room laugh because I love it just as much as anybody else,” Pierce told The Christian Post. “I need the laughter as well. I love that I get to do that for a living, and wasn’t God so kind to direct my path that way, because that laughter has brought a lot of healing my way.”

“Hearing people laugh is just as much medicine for me as it is for anybody,” she added. “I think early in my career, my comedy was probably a lot of deflecting going on to try to mask some pain.”

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