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Beit Simcha to host rabbi/comedian Bob Alper

Rabbi Bob Alper

Congregation Beit Simcha will present a Jewish Comedy Night starring Rabbi Bob Alper on Sunday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Alper, “the world’s only practicing clergyman doing stand-upcomedyintentionally,” holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary and served congregations for 14 years prior to his more than 30-year comedy career.

Presenting material that’s intelligent, sophisticated, and 100 percent clean, Alper is featured on Sirius/XM satellite radio daily, often sandwiched between Bob Newhart and Jerry Seinfeld. He performs nearly 80 shows per year at venues from Hollywood’s Improv to The Montreal Comedy Festival and Muslimfest 2009 (that’s not a joke). He’s appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” and the BBC, among many others. He is the author of three books, “Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This,” “A Rabbi Confesses,” and “Thanks, I Needed That,” and his columns and cartoons ran for several years in the Arizona Jewish Post. He’s also produced two best-selling comedy CDs and a DVD, “What are you … a comedian?”

The show is for adults and children ages 11+. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with sponsorships available. A sponsor reception will be held at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit or call 276-5675.