Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist
- Located in West Virginia
- Sam Singleton is the world's first and only full-time Atheist Evangelist, so far as we know.
- Brother Sam is a fictional character created and portrayed onstage by Roger Scott Jackson.
- He is the author of PATRIARCHS AND PENISES, A Comedy in Two Acts, (2008) TOO BIG FOR GOD, (2009) and IF THE OCEAN WAS WHISKEY AND GOD WAS A DUCK, The Humorous Tale of a Child Evangelist (2010).
- He has performed his comedic works in more than a hundred venues and towns in the US and Canada, in saloons, theaters, universities and at conferences.
- Brother Sam has frequently and favorably been compared to Mark Twain, Clarence Darrow, George Carlin, and Foghorn Leghorn.
- Brother Sam, or his creator, Roger Scott Jackson, is also available for extemporaneous discussions, question and answer sessions, interviews and debates on many subjects, but neither one will debate the existence of god.
New for the 2014—2015 school-year is "Sam Singleton’s Extract of Ingersoll," a program devoted to perhaps the greatest secular orator of all time, Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899). Whether you are new to his work, or already familiar with the Great Agnostic, "Extract of Ingersoll" will leave you in awe of the man whose advocacy of secularism and equal rights made him a Gilded Age rock star.
The program begins with the ten minute introduction, "When America’s Most Famous Atheist was a Liberal Republican," then, in the main event, Brother Sam distills 16 classic Robert G. Ingersoll lectures into a single tour de force of freethought. As Brother Sam says, “If Robert G. Ingersoll were alive today he’d still be ahead of his time.” An informal audience-driven discussion wraps it up. 60 to 90 minutes.
Writer-actor Roger Scott Jackson’s satiric Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist is a comedic character, not a comedian. His shows are best described as one-man theater pieces. He says, "Though Brother Sam is not strictly autobiographical, he is fabricated from my own experience, which is to say, I start by telling the truth, then heap on lies."
Before becoming a full-time writer-actor, Mr. Jackson was a reporter and a teacher: English, speech, and debate. The grandson, son and brother of Pentecostal preachers, he was, from infancy, immersed in the oratory that would become his lifelong passion.
Mr. Jackson, out of persona, is available for panel discussions, interviews, social events, and informal classroom talks.
Sam Singleton, or his creator Roger Scott Jackson, would love to come to your campus! His topics include:
- Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist - Patriarchs and Penises: A Comedy in Two Acts
The original production of the play that set Brother Sam on his way
100 Minutes plus Intermission (Profane and irreligious language)
- Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist - The Other Cheek
Act I of Patriarchs and Penises (Brother Sam's testimony) presented as a complete performance
60 Minutes (Profane and irreligious language)
- Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist - Patriarchs and Penises: Trimmed for Length
Act II of Patriarchs and Penises (Brother Sam's testimony) presented as a complete performance
60 Minutes (Profane and irreligious language)
- If the Ocean was Whiskey and God was a Duck
Holy Rollers with some funny ideas about right and wrong, a moonshiner, and one angry nine-year-old evangelist
60 Minutes (Mildly profane and irreligious language)
- CATS, SHEEP AND GOATS, The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers and Preachers (2012)
From when they were childhood best friends (and worst enemies)
Brother Sam and his cousin Palmer have followed widely disparate paths,
Sam becoming an atheist evangelist, Palmer remaining faithful to their
holy roller upbringing. “What I care about isn’t that Palmer believes in
God,” Brother Sam says, “it’s that he believes in me.” Still, Brother Sam
is clearly exasperated that anybody so smart and decent can be so
misguided. Palmer feels exactly the same way. 60 minutes
- REVIVAL (2011)
Revival is a satiric enactment of an old time
revival meeting like Brother Sam went to as a
boy. It has singing, testimonies, a sermon, all
the things you’d expect, except godliness.
And the audience takes part throughout.
75 to 90 minutes
- Beers with Brother Sam
Mingle with Brother Sam
- Grilled Atheist Forum* - Include Brother Sam on your panel!
Go ahead, ask Brother Sam anything you like.
60 Minutes *Brother Sam Does not debate the existence of God or gods..
- Roger Scott Jackson, Face to Face With America's Atheists
Observations from five years on the road with Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist.
- Roger Scott Jackson, What's Fair
Does being a member of a minority entitle atheists to behavioral license toward the majority?
Brother Sam's fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from $0 to $1500, depending on a variety of factors; location, date, and circumstance (is it a free admission show? is it open to the public? is another show scheduled nearby? is lodging/travel provided? etc.)
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