Rabbi Bob Alper
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, Good Morning America, and Showtime, and was featured on T.V.’s EXTRA, immediately following a segment on the size of Jennifer Lopez’s buttocks. Bob is the author of a warm, poignant book, Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This, which The Detroit Free Press awarded four stars and called “a volume of spiritual gems.”
Bob (and please call him “Bob” or “Rabbi Alper;” anything other than “Rabbi Bob,” which, he says, is “too nauseatingly cute”) earned a BA, rabbinic ordination, as well as a doctoral degree, and served congregations for fourteen years. All of this, naturally, prepared him for a successful career as a stand-up comic.