Listen to the new single from VoxMusic!
Listen to the new single from VoxMusic!

JFH Music News Report


Encore Presentation Slated for November 17

RSS Icon

NEWS SOURCE: Turning Point PR
November 4, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Premiering in select theaters across the country for a one-night-only cinema engagement last week, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" was the #1 per screen average in ticket sales and #5 movie in America on October 27.* Garnering sellouts in more than 125 theaters nationwide, the documentary will return to the big screen for a special encore showing November 17.

Presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" is a deeply personal glimpse into the life of the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all-time. Chronicling a series of tragic circumstances in Pierce's life, including the loss of her husband, she perseveres-her signature wit always intact-hoping to inspire and encourage others with her story.

"I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the incredible reaction and immense support for the film," said Pierce. "Life's not perfect-I've had to endure pain, depression, and grief-but I want to share my story to give others Hope. I am very pleased many more will be able to take part in an important national dialogue about grief, mental illness and faith when 'Laughing in the Dark' returns to theaters on November 17."

"Ephesians 5 says that God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think," says Rick Altizer, "Laughing in the Dark" director and co-founder of Fuseic Entertainment. "I am so grateful Chonda allowed me to show her vulnerability and honesty. Her transparency takes this film beyond mere entertainment and people are being touched and encouraged through her journey. This is how God chooses to work. From death comes life. Resurrection is shared."

Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has earned five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations, performs in countless churches around the country each year, and is ranked among Pollstar's top-selling live performers with six Platinum DVDs and three Gold DVDs to her credit.

For further information, visit or

*Calculated from sales reported by plus per-screen averages and daily industry sales tracking by for October 27, 2015.


For more info on Chonda Pierce visit the JFH Artists Database.


Leave a Comment

comments powered by Disqus



News Report Archives

Jan. | Feb. | March | April | May | June | July | Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

Jan. | Feb. | March | April | May | June | July | Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

[2001 - 2020]
Visit our complete MUSIC NEWS ARCHIVE


Return to Main News Page


(JFH Sponsor Spot)




Listen to the new album from Sarah Sparks!

Search JFH

This Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Mat Kearney January Flower (Acoustic EP) [Tomorrow Music]

This Thursday, May 13, 2021
ICF Worship Choose To Praise [Integrity]

This Friday, May 14, 2021
Anna Golden Peace: The Album [Motown Gospel/TeeLee]
Mark Bishop Like a Songbird That Has Fallen - Single [Sonlite]
Future of Forestry Remember - Single (independent)
Nick & Becky Drake and Worship For Everyone The Rock (ft. Tim Hughes) - Single [Integrity]
Run51 Hymns Vol. 1 [DREAM]
James Stockstill James - EP [Bethany Music]
The Talleys Hidden Heroes (Live) - Single [Horizon]
Zach Williams The Struggle - Single [Provident]

Next Friday, May 21, 2021
Meredith Andrews Ábrenos Los Cielos [Curb/Word]
August Burns Red Leveler: 10th Anniversary Edition (independent)
Bride Kinetic Faith (CD/Vinyl Reissue) [Girder Music]
Bride Snakes in the Playground (CD/Vinyl Reissue) [Girder Music]
Mat Kearney January Flower [Tomorrow Music]
Twenty One Pilots Scaled and Icy [Fueled by Ramen]

For all release dates, click here!

Listen to the new album from White Stone Receivers!

Listen to the new single from Love Like Gravity on Spotify!