Chonda Pierce is a “totally blonde” force of nature—with an energized fusion of funny-bone and backbone that has endeared her to audiences for more than a decade and established her as the top-selling Christian comedian of all time. If there’s a secret behind her connectivity with audiences, it’s her ability to make the realities of life funny. From being raised in church as a preacher’s kid to her hilarious insights into marriage, the unending trials of parenthood—and even her own battles with depression—all is laced with God’s love and filtered through the lens of laugher.
The author of a half dozen best-selling books, including her groundbreaking autobiographical best-seller, Laughing In the Dark, Chonda has found time for high profile mainstream media stops such as The View, as well as major spotlights in print visibility such as Time, and Billboard.
With her comedy DVD’s turning platinum and in the midst of her most successful career track to date, suddenly in the summer of 2014, the laughter stopped with the devastating and unexpected loss of her husband, David—the high school sweetheart Chonda had known and loved since age 16.
As a world of concerned friends and fans watched, Chonda did what at the time seemed to her to be the miraculous.
What has since emerged in her life to be shared with the EPA audience is an even deeper desire to shed light to those in dark places, to bring real ministry and a new heart of understanding for the tears that often live behind the laughter—for the hurting people for whom laughter can be healing. Chonda’s concerts are a window to the soul—to the things that bring people together—the outrageously funny moments, the unexpected tears, and the strength in God to know that life is worth living.
In 2013, the Recording Industry Association of America certified Chonda as the top-selling female comedian of all time, in recognition of her eight gold and four platinum DVDs.
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