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Looking For Some Family Entertainment, Try Some H2O - Christian Stand Up Comedy! If you like clean Christian comedy, get ready to laugh. There is a new group in town, H2O (Humor 2 Outreach) and these six comedians prove that clean comedy can be hilarious. Stand-up comedian turned youth minister turned Christian talk show host at AM 1110 WTIS, Pete O’Shea received “a calling” earlier this year that he instantly knew came from God. “I could sense God telling me to go out and find other funny people with good hearts. Then show the world that you can entertain and evangelize at the same time.” Christian comedy is not unlike the other comedy styles out there today” Pete told us. “Christian comedians deal in the hilarious, everyday happenings of life and comment on them like any other comedian who might be clean. But where H2O differs is that the topics always lead back to the gospel, and many of the stories come right from the comedians’ own churches.” Pete scoured the Tampa Bay area for “clean” comedians who shared his vision to

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entertain and evangelize. And one by one he found them!

Juanita Lolita Williams who is a member of Calvary Chapel in St. Petersburg, is relatively new to the comedy seen, but she is hilarious. “Not only am I the only female in the group,” comments Williams. “But with a hillbilly daddy from West Virginia and a Puerto Rican mother, I am also the group’s only Hillbilrican!” Pete also joined up with singer-songwriter Johnny “Big Papa” Roberts of Abundant Life Church of Lakeland and Frank “SomeguynamedFrank” Hall of Baylife Church in Brandon. Josh Loudermilk, a pastor and social media manager with KForce who belongs to Evangelical Presbyterian of Plant City and Bill “Bull” Ohse of Bayside Community Church in Safety Harbor also joined the H20 team and helped round out the group. “We all have come from varied backgrounds, different denominations and a range of comedic styles,” Pete told us. “But we all have a common bond through Christ

and a commitment to help serve families here in the Tampa Bay area.” “We love to get people to laugh and a joke doesn’t have to be filthy to make people laugh. If it’s a good joke, keeping it clean gets the same reaction.” “And while hearing laughter coming from a crowd that ranges from young children to the elderly is a real thrill, our real joy is in helping others.” H2O donates half of their ticket sales to the ministry or outreach of the host’s choosing.“We have already had the opportunity to support several missions trips and

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other church outreaches through our shows and we are signing up new bookings each week.” So if you are looking for a night of sidesplitting comedy from some of the funniest comedians around, who all just happen to be Christian, your prayers have been answered! H2O is sure to have you rolling on the floor laughing and these Christian comics clearly show that Christians do indeed have a sense of humor. To find out more about where you can next see H2O perform, visit www.h2ohumor.com or call (727) 710-4094.

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