214 Hey, Rabbi Bob Alper! What are you… a comedian? PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Rabbi Bob Alper, comedian, author, Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This


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Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This by Robert A. Alper, Rabbi Bob Alper, Mr. Media Interviews

My wife and I love taking vacations in Maine and Vermont. That’s not unusual for Floridians, of course. But it was reading the local paper in Manchester Center, Vermont, probably a decade ago, that I first heard of my next guest.

The story was about a performance by a rabbi-turned-standup comedian named Bob Alper.

I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a Jewish temple but I have. They’re not naturally funny places. But Rabbi Bob Alper is a naturally funny guy.

We became friends over the years, visiting and breaking bread in Vermont and in Florida. My family and I have seen him perform numerous times and even manned his book sale table once.

He’s just released the first DVD of his act, titled What Are You… A Comedian? so I’m using it as an excuse to feature my friend on today’s show.

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