To her legion of fans and friends, Chonda Pierce is the most accessible and open “celebrity” in comedy. Even with that transparency, only pieces of her story have been revealed in live concerts, comedy DVDs, books and her popular FaceBook page. And the last three years, which have seen dramatic and tragic changes in Chonda’s life, show how a loving God, faithful fans and supportive friends have helped Chonda through the darkest times in her career.
Laughing In The Dark chronicles Chonda’s life, her struggles and God’s faithfulness in a way that only Chonda can – with openness, honesty and the humor everyone has come to expect from the best-selling female comedian in history. But it is more than her story. It reveals a path to hope and healing for all those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, loss and grief.
Immediately following the film will be an on-screen event that allows fans to ask questions, get an update to the stories depicted in the film, and hear some of Chonda’s well-known friends discuss healing and faith revealed in their lives. This will also be a call to the churches to recognize the tools God has given those in the medical and counseling communities that can be used to help their congregation physically and emotionally, and a “how to” to equip the body on relating and caring for those who are hurting in the pews around you or next to you.
It’s funny, it’s inspiring and redemptive. You will learn a little more about Chonda, and possibly yourself. Get a group together and cut loose with thousands of other women (yes, and men too) on a night to remember!