There’s a reason why XM and Sirius satellite radio play Bob Alper’s 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 fourteen years and holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary…prepared him well for a twenty-year comedy career with wonderfully unique material presented in a way that’s intelligent, sophisticated, and 100% clean.
Audiences adore him, from an SRO crowd at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival to a standing ovation before 2,700 people at New York’s famed Chautauqua Institution. He’s even appeared at The Hollywood IMPROV.
Bob performs all across North America and England, at corporate events, theatres, non-profits, conventions, private parties, churches, and, naturally, synagogues. And he’s done over 100 shows with his Arab and Muslim comedy partners, at a variety of venues, but primarily colleges and universities.
Bob’s 90-minute stand-up act is fast-paced, with impeccable timing and material that’s definitely sharp yet gentle and unhurtful. In addition, he offers an informative, hilarious event called “The Spirituality of Laughter,” which is particularly appropriate for religious organizations, civic groups, school and hospital in-services, etc.
The rabbi-comedian draws tremendous media attention, and, among others, has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Showtime, the BBC, CNN, and was featured on Extra, TV''s top-rated entertainment program, immediately following a segment on the size of Jennifer Lopez''s buttocks.
In addition to being a full-time stand-up comic and conducting annual High Holyday services, Bob is the author of two books that further showcase his considerable talents: Life Doesn''t Get Any Better Than This, an inspirational collection now in its fifth printing, and the award-winning full-color cartoon book A Rabbi Confesses. He’s also produced two best-selling comedy CDs, and his new DVD will be issued in 2008.
Bob resides in rural Vermont with his wife Sherri, a psychotherapist. They are empty-nest parents of Zack and Jessie.
And here''s what https://www.tradebit.com says about this album:
Guaranteed Funny 101 Totally Clean Jokes ? Got to admit, I was skeptical. 101 funny jokes and 101 clean jokes on one cd? It sounded like a gimmick. It is not. This is a really cool and very funny comedy cd. All clean jokes, all funny jokes (some more than others but not one bad) by Bob Alper, a guy who knows how to tell a joke. This is as good, if not better than, the annual joke show Garrison Keillor puts together for Prairie Home Companion. Guaranteed Funny 101 Totally Clean Jokes uses the same basic format as the annual Garrison Keillor joke show with the exception there is not a single mean or demeaning or put-down style joke and Bob Alper does it solo. You get the guy walks into a bar joke, the a priest, a rabbi, a minister joke, parrot jokes, jokes about jobs, jokes about seniors, etc.
My second fear was Guaranteed Funny 101 Totally Clean Jokes was some self-produced comedy cd where some guy tells jokes to an empty room or reads them out of a joke book. This is not the case. This is a live performance in front of a live audience. The “feel” of this comedy cd is different from many other solid comedy cds I have: Is it because the audience doesn’t sound like it is in a club somewhere but in a more intimate surrounding? Is it that Bob Alper’s delivery is that of a seasoned stand up comic his voice isn’t that of a club comic? Is it that the sound quality is so good you have the impression Bob Alper is right there next to you? I do not know. However he did it Bob Alper has put together a really great collection of clean jokes and funny jokes you can tell anyone anywhere. Are there 101 jokes on this cd? Well, hey, the guy’s also a rabbi: he wouldn’t lie to you.
Here’s a neat example of a Bob Alper clean joke. A grasshopper walks into a bar. The barman says, “Hey, did you know we have a drink named after you?” The grasshopper says, “You have a drink called Maurice?” If you have heard this one, there are 100 more to choose from.
There are nowadays a lot of so-called instructional how to be a comedian cds out there. Don’t bother. Listen to Guaranteed Funny 101 Totally Clean Jokes a few times and you will learn a lot. Bob Alper can tell a very simple clean joke and make it work and he can then tell a longer, more elaborate funny joke and make it work. If you have problems telling a joke, don’t know a funny joke or a clean joke you can tell at the office, or couldn’t remember a joke if your life depended on it, listen to this cd. Learn some of the jokes by heart, listen to the way Bob Alper tells the joke and copy it: Everybody at the office or on the team will think you are a funny guy. If you just like to drive around with the family and laugh together while listening to something everybody can enjoy and have fun with, get this cd. They are Guaranteed Funny 101 Totally Clean Jokes.
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