Bob Alper, Rabbi Comedian, Returns to Weston
Rabbi and stand-up comedian Bob Alper, a daily presence on Sirius/XM satellite radio who performs nearly 80 shows around the country each year and has appeared on many network television programs, returns to Weston’s Old Parish Church on Saturday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. Bob last performed in Weston before a large and enthusiastic audience three years ago. Describing himself as “the world’s only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy . . . intentionally,” Bob’s new show will include observations about ‘the Spirituality of Laughter, excerpts from his new book, ‘Thanks. I Needed That,’ and a hearty dose of his trademark stand-up comedy. Adults and children 11 and over are welcome. Refreshments will follow the event.
While there is no charge to attend the event, people are encouraged to donate a $10 Good Will Offering, proceeds from which will help support food assistance programs by three area charities: Neighbor’s Food Pantry of the 2nd Congregational Church in Londonderry, Black River Good Neighbor Services Foodshelf in Ludlow, and the Chester-Andover Family Center.
Bob is presented as part of the Zeller Hearts and Voices Performance Series established in 2009 in memory of Fritz Zeller, a longtime educator (and Bob’s daughter’s favorite teacher) and community leader. Performers have been willing to appear without charge or at a reduced rate .
The Old Parish Church is located on Route 100, on the left as you enter Weston from the South. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to be certain of getting a seat.
A native of Providence, RI, Alper is the first Jewish person ever to earn a doctorate degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He resides in East Dorset with his wife Sherri, a psychotherapist. As he explains, “We have complimentary careers. I make people laugh and Sherri helps people cry.”
You can learn more about Alper at bobalper.com. For more information, call Chris Perry at 802-824-4248.