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David Mann bursts into laughter while answering questions at Georgia World Congress Center on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: GETTY)

David Mann has been outspoken about his Christian faith since getting his start in gospel legend Kirk Franklin’s choir decades ago, but he doesn’t want to be known as just a Christian comedian.

The 49-year-old, whose face is well-known as a comedic element in 11 Tyler Perry films like “Meet The Browns,” is currently embarking on the “Rebirth of Comedy Tour” with the likes of Christian comedians Akitunde, Mark Gregory and Christian rapper Big Redd. Still, Mann does not want to be boxed into a label of just being a Christian comedian.

“Rather than being locked in the box of Christian comedy, we’d rather consider ourselves Christians who happen to be comedians,” Mann told “We love God, but we have to be funny otherwise.”

While he does not want to stamp the show with a label, the husband of gospel singer Tamela Mann is making it clear that his tour is not filled with profanity and sexual content.

“What we’re doing is bringing good, clean, wholesome fun of the family kind,” Mann said. “This is one of those comedy tours that can bring the whole family out.

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