There's a reason that Sirius/XM Satellite radio plays East
Dorset resident Rabbi Bob Alper's comedy bits several times daily,
often sandwiched between Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby: Bob's unique
background. He's an ordained rabbi who served congregations for 14
years and holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary,
which prepared him well for a 26-year comedy career with unique
material (including jokes about the Rutland Airport), presented in
a way that's intelligent, sophisticated, and 100% clean.
And so it'll be 90 minutes of non-stop laughter at 7 p.m. on
Sunday, Jan. 20 (MLK weekend), when Rabbi Bob Alper, "the world's
only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy…intentionally,"
heads up Route 7 to do a program open to the entire community.
People brand Bob's shows as "Gentile friendly."
Bob began his comedy career in 1986 when he entered the "Jewish
Comic of the Year Contest" at the Going Bananas club in
Philadelphia. Today, he performs nearly 80 shows a year, frequently
in an extraordinary pairing with Muslim comedian Azhar Usman.
The author of two books -- Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This
and A Rabbi Confesses, he has also produced two best-selling comedy
CDs, and a 102-minute DVD, What are you…a comedian?
Bob lives in Dorset with his wife Sherri, a psychotherapist. He
makes people laugh, while she helps people cry.
Come to the show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Rutland Jewish
Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland. Tickets are $18 in advance, $22
at the door, including refreshments. For more information,
call 802-773-3455. Children 11 and over are welcome.