Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jewish and Muslim Comics Join Forces in "Laugh in Peace"

Remember Rabbi Bob Alper?  The Reform rabbi turned standup comedian?  Jewish Humor Central introduced him to you a few weeks ago.  Well, Rabbi Bob has been touring the U.S. with Muslim Comedian Azhar Usman. They call their program Laugh in Peace. 

Imagine top-notch comedy, two seasoned performers with unique "hooks," (a Muslim and a rabbi) and beneath it all, an implicit but not preachy (and definitely non-political) message of respect and understanding.

A program that's hysterical, healthy, clean, and healing, with an underlying message of hope.  Click on the video below for a 9 minute video clip of one of their performances.

They've been performing at colleges, synagogues, and JCCs all over the U.S. and Canada.  You can check their schedule to see if they'll be anywhere near you in the next few months.  Enjoy!