God, That’s Funny
Created by Christina Muehlberger
Produced by Comedy with Christina Muehlberger (Ottawa)
45m | M | Comedy
Content warnings: Mature Language, Sexual Content
Just your average kid growing up, Christina listened to the hottest music, watched the biggest movie hits and was in the know on the latest dance moves—that is, as long as it was spreading the word of God.
Comedian Christina Muehlberger takes the audience through her life growing up in the Pentecostal church in this bizarrely funny, yet all too real, coming-of-age story that still echoes in her life today. As many teenagers try to find out who they are while going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Christina found herself through God.
On a stage with just a single church pew plastered in early-aughts pop culture references, and a small nightstand (complete with Bible, of course), the simple yet nuanced set, along with Christina’s outfit and acting, carries the audience through the story by really making you feel like you’re there with her for these notable moments in her life. Coming in and out of different characters with just a shift in body language, Christina brings to life some of the influential voices in her various rites of passage.
With a mix of church hymns blended with some of your favourite early-2000s hits, music helps to navigate a story of self discovery and sexual awakening as Christina discovers if the Church is really the place for her.
With punchy jokes and a passionate and engaging story, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Judging by the packed room and constant laughter, this is bound to be a Fringe favourite.
God, That’s Funny by Christina Muehlberger is playing at ODD Box (2 Daly Avenue) until June 25, 2022. Tickets cost $12 online (plus a $2 processing fee) and at the door. Visit ottawafringe.com for the schedule and box office info. Read more reviews at https://apt613.ca/category/festival/fringe/.