COMMENTARY: Pete Holmes searching for comedic communion

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Comedian and television host Pete Holmes hangs on for dear life during his first attempt to ride a surfboard in Laguna Beach, Calif., recently. "Is this surfing?" he yelled, before a wave got the better of him. Photo by Cathleen Falsani/Orange County Register

Comedian and television host Pete Holmes hangs on for dear life during his first attempt to ride a surfboard in Laguna Beach, Calif., recently. "Is this surfing?" he yelled, before a wave got the better of him. Photo by Cathleen Falsani/Orange County Register

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(RNS) For a period in his younger life, the host of “The Pete Holmes Show” on TBS, which debuted late last year and follows “Conan” on late-night TV, was on a trajectory to become a youth pastor.

  • Atheist Max

    Comedy is about telling the truth.

    If Pete Holmes succeeds it will be because he has ‘irreverence’. Christian comedians like Steven Colbert can be funny because they aren’t afraid to offend Christians when the truth demands it.

    Few are that talented.

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