Friday, May 18, 2012

Comedy Showcase: Alex Barnett on Funny Aspects of His Jewish Interracial Marriage


Brooklyn-born Alex Barnett left a legal career when he realized his real calling was making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof), and the challenges of being a new dad.

As a standup comic, Alex's signature routine is about his marriage to an Afro-wearing black woman who converted (as he says, to Judaism, not to white), how they reinterpreted the Haggadah for a family Passover seder and the projected challenges of raising a multiracial son.

Here's a video of one of his many comedy club performances. Enjoy!

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