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they've really had to milk it for that one. Most comedians are fairly atheist, I'd say. If they are religious, I don't think many of them are particularly active. Urge to kill Josie Long is rising once more.
Nobody can write about stand-up any more without it having to be "the rise of x comedy" - DIY comedy, sketch comedy, female comedy, intelligent comedy, dumb comedy, offensive comedy, atheist comedy...
reminds me of that billy bragg line....something about taking apart the things we love to see how they work.....we need to be clinical and put everything in a neat box....we need things to make sense....everything must have a reason for being at a particular time.....so everything must have a genre and a relevance...but maybe it just gives thoughtless journalists something to write about....
...and there's been a succession of events by comedians about the concept of atheism.
See also: Ariane Sherine's Atheist Guide to Christmas (with contributions from most of the people featured in that article).
I've noticed the uprise. Surely a journalist was going to latch onto it.