It’s art imitating life imitating art.
First the Sh*t My Dad Says sitcom, and now a Broadway show based on a satirical Twitter feed about God. It’s this kind of success that we can blame for the zillions of terrible parody accounts that show up for every breaking news story.
Written by former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum, @TheTweetOfGod is now going to be turned into a Book of Mormon-style Broadway show, following the success of its accompanying book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God.”
Jesus was the only man to return from the dead and not eat brains.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) April 19, 2014
Everything happens for a reason, and the reason is I’m not very good at My job.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) April 18, 2014
The theatre show will be titled An Act of God, and follows the Twitter account’s satirical theme as a memoir written from the perspective of “God,” with Javerbaum (or presumably an actor playing his role as “scribe”) as his frustrated 21st century prophet. Needless to say, Javerbaum’s book was banned at Walmart, and the upcoming stage show will probably inspire its own round of religious backlash.
“I am deeply disappointed that Jeffrey Finn has decided to produce this show,” said Javerbaum. “It will force me to continue my unwanted professional association with God, an abstract entity who has given me nothing but discomfort and agita. It is my desperate hope that we close out of town.”
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