Bob Alper | Dorset, VT
Bob Alper is the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy…intentionally. He performs internationally, from The Hollywood IMPROV to London theatres, has appeared on Comedy Central, ... more info
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Bob Alper

Dorset, VT
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Types of Shows

I. "Standard" Comedy Night: 65-110 minutes of stand-up comedy. No need for an opening act. Can be arranged in a variety of ways, either with straight advance sale/at the door ticket prices, or with reserved seats, "sponsors," "benefactors" pre-show receptions, raffle drawings, etc. In most cities, the secular paper will definitely do a feature article with photo, as will the Jewish paper. A unique, spirit-raising, community-building event.

II. Scholar-in-Residence Weekend includes comedy night plus one or two Shabbat programs:

  • Presentation based on the deeply inspirational, partly humorous Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This: The Holiness of Little Daily Dramas, which the Detroit Free Press called "a volume of spiritual gems" in a four-star review. The Miami Bureau of Jewish Education developed a study guide for this book, and uses it in family life education.
  • Sermon "The Spirituality of Laughter."

III. The Spirituality of Laughter: A Jewish Look at the Holiness of Humor. This program, particularly appropriate for Shabbat, is a condensed version of the Scholar-in Residence Weekend. Part informal sermon (with plenty of laughs) exploring how Judaism values the spiritual, psychological, and physiological benefits of laughter, followed by 30 minutes of pure stand-up comedy!

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