I am a really big fan of humor, and believe that there is ample room in the Christian tradition for an authentic ‘spirituality of humor’ — though such a serious way of phrasing it seems to instantly suck all life out of humor by stealing away the requisite un-seriousness of genuine funniness.
But such is my way.
Fr. James Martin, S.J. is famed for his work on Christian humor, and his advocacy for a more lighthearted faith filed with joyful mirth.
I came across this recent interview with Fr. Martin that offered a nice summary of his thesis, and serves as a fine introduction to his excellent book, Between Heaven and Mirth: