Entertainer — New York, NY
Roger Scott Jackson’s persona, Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist, is a comedic character, rather than a comedian. His shows are one-man theater pieces. Mr. Jackson says, "Though Brother Sam is not strictly autobiographical, he is fabricated from my own experience, which is to say, I start by telling the truth, then heap on lies."
Since 2007, Mr. Jackson has performed in hundreds of venues across the USA and Canada. The following shows available for booking:
Patriarchs and Penises
From a quick deconstruction of the Bible’s main story-line, to a reminiscence of childhood terrors among “tongues-speaking, snake-handling holyrollers from the Ozarks,” to a merciless dissection of the role of God in civic life, Patriarchs and Penises is fascinating, horrifying, hilarious, andunlike anything before. 100 minutes with intermission.
If the Ocean was Whiskey and God was a Duck
Holy rollers with some funny ideas about right and wrong, a moonshiner, and one angry nine-year-old preacher: If the Ocean was Whiskey andGod was a Duck is Brother Sam's recollection of the summer he first doubted God. 60 minutes.
Revival is a satiric enactment of an old- time revival meeting like Brother Sam attended as a boy: congregational singing, testimonies, and asermon (the award-winning An Appreciation of Appreciation). The audience takes part throughout. 75 to 90 minutes.
Cat’s Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers, and Preachers Brother
Sam, wonders why his (holy roller) cousin Palmer picked the god of Abraham instead of some other make-believe play-pal (Pecos Bill, forinstance), recalls how Huckleberry Finn “ruined Jesus for young Brother Sam," explains to Palmer what spires and crosses and minarets mean tononbelievers, and sorts out what separates sheep from goats. And cats. 60 minutes.
Peyote And Puritans: Irreligious Liberty
In the richly informative and funny Peyote and Puritans, Brother Sam explains how modern-day puritans, bent on denying civil rights to LGBT persons, hijacked laws intended to protect Native Americans from prosecution for the ceremonial use of peyote.
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