I don’t think Christians really know what to do with humour. The stereotype that Christians are a bunch of humourless neigh-sayers unfortunately has some truth to it. We can be quick to take offence and slow to laugh at ourselves. And that’s a real shame for two reasons. Firstly, the Bible can be outright hilarious at times (I will never not laugh when read 2 Kings 2:23). Secondly, we may be missing out on learning truths we may otherwise be blind to. And that’s why Telling the Truthiness: The Gospel of Stephen Colbert by Richard Braaksma is worth reading and engaging with.
About a month ago, I remember grooving along to a clip from The Colbert Report, where Stephen Colbert dances along to the Daft Punk song Get Lucky, alongside a whole bunch of famous people. As he dances, he invades other TV shows. It was pretty fresh and a lot of fun. Here’s Colbert’s Get Lucky.
Great clip, right?
Not so great was when Channel 7 launched their new promo for Dancing With The Stars. Stop me if this sounds familiar: the “celebrities” from Dancing With The Stars are dancing along to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. And in the process they invade other TV shows. Have a look.
Seriously Channel 7? This is just lazy. If I was being charitable, I’d say they were playing to a meme. Realistically, I just think they’re ripping off something original to try and make their tired format reality show look fresh.
What do you think?