Thursday, July 1, 2010
Catholic Soldier and Comedian Will Be Interviewed on CatholicTV Talk Show
On July 16th, Catholic comedian and musician Nick Alexander will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. He will discuss his ministry and his conversion to the faith.
Nick is a dynamic comedian/worship-leader/speaker. He has three comedy albums out and approaches his audience in a way that is engaging, funny, heartfelt, and effective.
This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM.
Nick’s career began in college when he began writing and performing worship songs with a college ministry group. Out of the blue, Nick was inspired to write a parody to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll," influenced, no doubt, by his teen fascination with Weird Al Yankovic. "It wasn’t meant to be recorded," Nick says, "it was meant as a joke.” Nick continued to write comical tunes when he had the time. His focus, however, was still on serving in various worship settings.
Late one night, he played some of his parody tunes for some other musicians and was caught completely off guard by their reaction. "The response to these parodies was so over and beyond what I had initially expected," he remembers. "It was as if the entire group literally forced me to reckon with this talent that I had very comfortably buried. And right away I saw the possibilities of standing out in a crowd, and of finding comedy that uplifts, teaches, and is respectful of our faith.”
A soldier from U.S. military will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Once a month This is the Day features an interview with a member of the military stationed overseas.
During the June 18th episode of This is the Day, Specialist Carlos Warfield was interviewed from Iraq. Warfield talked about how his faith was his “stronghold” and how he was able to go to daily Mass in Iraq with other soldiers. He also mentioned his plans to enter the seminary after finishing his term in the Army.