Pirate Church is a loving satire about the wacky world of religion, and Christianity in particular. The catch is that it's being done by two people who are themselves believers. Admittedly, not very good ones. Pirate Church has appeared at FringeWorld Festival, Beyond Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Werzel Montague is "The King of Perth Comedy". Like Tony Abbot, Werzel dropped out of training for the priesthood to pursue another calling. Unlike Mr Abbot, he avoids wearing speedos in public.
Chris Bedding is an improvisor, stand-up comedian, activist, musician and expert at sleeping-in. In his spare time, he is Rector of a parish in the Perth Hills. The pair have teamed up to create a unique piece of entertainment. Itís an enigma, wrapped in mystery and hoisted up the mast like the jolly roger. So whatís with the pirates? Well, it seems that faith has become a game for landlubbers. People who donít understand the terror and glory of The Deep.