Christian comedy is a subgenre of comedy where the material presented is aimed towards a Christian audience. The performances are typically held on church grounds or at off-site, Church-sponsored venues.
The material often contains Christian references, although this is not a requirement. Recently, notable performers like Victoria Jackson, Tim Conway, Sinbad and Patricia Heaton have appeared on a DVD series for the Christian market entitled, "Thou Shalt Laugh"
Christian comedy is also used as a method to renew and refresh the spirit of Church members, based on the Bible passage that says laughter does a heart good, like medicine.