Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! One comedian isn’t just screaming for ice cream…he’s shouting! You may know him from any one of his viral videos “Ain’t No Fun Bein’ Fat”, his exit interview at an eating establishment, his newest “Blue Bell Praise Break” or you may not know him at all! Prepare however, because that’s all about to change! Fred Thomas known as “Pastor Fred” is more than a comedian, he is a heart doctor. Not quite a cardiologist because his jokes just might knock you sideways or cause you to laugh yourself into a stupor. He understands that ‘a merry heart doeth good like a medicine’ (Proverbs 17:22) and does all he can to ‘heal the land’! Thomas’ latest video has not only gone viral, it landed him on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show today. Whether you agree that “Blue Bell is the best ice cream in the country” or not, we can all agree that this video is hilarious!
Thomas has made people all over the country laugh but struck a chord with Blue Bell ice cream lovers who have suffered in wait during the company’s self-imposed production hiatus due to a listeria breakout. After months of hiatus, Blue Bell trucks have been spotted on the road en route to stores across the country. This prompted Thomas to make one of his funniest videos to date. If you’ve never seen one of his videos, there’s nothing that can prepare you for his comedic stylings. It simply overtakes your ability to control laughter! Fresh from his appearance (via phone) on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show this morning, this examiner had the privilege of speaking with Thomas.
Willis: Anything in particular you want the people to know about you?
Thomas: I’m just a Kingdom dude trying to heal the land one laugh at a time
Willis: You’re an actual Pastor?
Thomas: Without charge lol. In other words I don’t currently shepherd a flock but I’ve Pastored two COGIC churches
Willis: Oh, cool. I first heard of you with it aint no fun being fat, was that your first bit?
Willis: What inspired you to go public with the bit, were you trying to go viral?
Thomas: Not at all. When I get inspired I just put it out there. Had no idea it would go this far.
Willis: Favorite Blue Bell flavor?
Thomas: Butter Pecan
Willis: Yeah mine too. You were visible with the McKinney pool party aftermath, going to OKC for ‘A Night of Healing’ how are you merging comedy with ministry, especially when some things are no laughing matter?
Thomas: God told me I’m moving from church to Kingdom. Laughter brings about healing which opens people up to deal with issues. God told me that “FAT” to everyone means Facing All Trials. I was molested as a kid and after 30 years I deal with it through laughter and I help others.
Willis: Wow! So what’s next for you, what are your aspirations for your comedy? You see yourself on bigger stages than church?
Thomas: At this point I’m following God’s lead
Pastor Thomas has been able to not only inspire others through his comedy, he is experiencing his own healing as a former molestation victim. Nearly every video put out by Thomas exceeds normal views and nudges the viral meter. Thomas has even found a way to touch current events by “whooping hot topics” and found his way into the center of another hot topic in June when teenagers in McKinney came face to face with the barrel of a police firearm. Thomas was tapped to be a part of the “Heal McKinney” event in the weeks following the altercation that made national media headlines.
At this point I’m following God’s lead! -Pastor Fred Thomas
Next up, Thomas heads to Oklahoma City to headline a night of comedy with Bishop Lester Cezar. Who’s to say that Thomas has reached or is near his big break, either way let’s all celebrate with a huge bowl of Blue Bell Butter Pecan ice cream!
You can book Pastor Fred to do comedy or host your event, simply send an email for more information. Want immediate laughs? Follow Pastor Fred on Twitter and Instagram @thepastorfred.