COMEDIAN Frankie Mulgrew otherwise known as Frankie Doodle, who is soon to be ordained a priest, has complied a book of musings from a stellar line up of over 30 comedians and comic writers on the subject of God and laughter all in the name of charity.
Frankie, who is the son of comic Jimmy Cricket has complied a book entitled ‘Does God LOL? [‘Laugh out Loud’]
The book has contributions from some of the world’s best known comedians including Ricky Tomlinson, Jo Brand, Jimmy Cricket, Sherrie Hewson, Frank Carson and many more.
The witty and thought-provoking collection covers a wide range of topics and angles, from the charisma and wit of Jesus’ storytelling to the art of finding humour in the mundane (and even tragic) details of life, and from humour in the bible to the hilarities of the animal workd to real life funerals which have made people ‘LOL’ (in an appropiate way). The contributors also consider the importance of laughter and humour in the world today, often expressing their own sense of privalege at being able to bring laughter and joy into people’s lives through their comedy writing and performances.
All royalties from the sale of this book will be given to Mary’s Meals, a Scottish charity which supplies a daily meal and education to over 700,000 children every day in 16 different countries around the world.
The charity’s founder, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, was one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes in 2010 for his work with Mary’s Meals. For more information, visit www.marysmeals.org.uk.
The book will be published later this month on 19th July.