It may or may not interested you to know that last August I gave a talk at the Greenbelt festival about Comedy and the Bible. You can find that talk here. Sorry it's not a free download. But worth a listen I reckon if you're interested in the area. There's not a lot of decent literature on the subject. (But there is Douglas Wilson's excellent Serrated Edge, which is a biblical defence of satire).
I shall be returning to the Greenbelt Festival again this year, speaking on the subject of Crosswords! What's the point of them? And why do them when you could be helping the poor? Should be fun. But I haven't made onto the bigwigs page here.