The thing about God’s Pottery is: Are they joking or are they serious? The shtick is two guys talking to “the youth” about God and Jesus amid all the stuff that “the youth” go through. It’s either genuine and really awful or its disingenuous and brilliant.

And it’s not long before you realize it’s the latter (that, and they’re booked at a comedy fest).

The evening was mostly songs like “The Pants Come Off When the Ring Goes On” and a hip-hop tune called “God’s Pottery.” I can’t really get into that without explaining away what’s funny about it.

My favorites were the Life Lessons bits. They put on costumes to act out of scenes whose objectives were moral instruction. Topics ranged from intercourse, virginity, and friendships with “bad people.” The scenes and dialogue were similar to the kind of moral instruction I experienced in my Bible camp past, which is to say that they were entirely plausible and absolutely absurd.

Boy: I want to have intercourse with you.

Girl: (Dramatic pause, then shocked expression) No, I’m saving myself for marriage.

Prefacing all this was a question from God’s Pottery. How many of you know someone who had experience pre-marital intercourse?

Hundreds of hands go into the air.

God’s Pottery: I was a afraid of that. We’re here just in time.

Information: See God’s Pottery tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Music Farm, $12.50


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