Joe travels around the country selling corrupted Bibles to support his mother in a nursing home. He recalls his mother’s anti-religious fervor and his father’s failed suicide attempt. Joe pimps nuns in Montana to help save their convent from bankruptcy. Then he searches for peace through the catacombs of Rome and the shipyards of Rio. Finally, he finds success as an actor playing Jesus.
Series: Somewhere Out There
Show Type: Monologue
Cast: Joe Frank
Air Date: 02/11/1996
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Andrew Burton – :
After a brief “cold open” the main story begins. Joe’s is the only voice, with background alternating between a music loop and a drone.
The 2nd story is more surreal, with different background music. I still don’t know what it is, but it’s pretty cool, and it’s in 4/4. (The Can selection is in 7/4.)
Like all of Joe’s shows, Bible Salesman is fun, deep, and thought-provoking. But ultimately, and most importantly, it is life-affirming. After making me laugh and think, Joe makes me stop and just be quiet, a little more aware of my self, and a little less afraid to be alone.