Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Comedy's "Odd Couple" - Rabbi Bob Alper and Azhar Usman on How Comedy Unites Them


Comedian and Rabbi Bob Alper and Lawyer and Community Activist Azhar Usman are a comedy duo known as 'Comedy's Odd Couple' performing together in an act entitled One Muslim, One Jew, One Stage.

Their comedy routine aims to entertain and heal through humor and social commentary. Both on and off stage the comics demonstrate friendship, respect and understanding. As noted by the Boston Globe, "It could be the opening line of a joke from a Dean Martin roast: 'There's this Muslim comedian and this Jewish comedian' but it's actually a thoroughly modern comedy tour featuring two hip standup comics who draw on their similarities, rather than their differences, for laughs."


We wrote about Alper and Usman in December 2009 and in November 2011 as they traveled all over the USA bringing their unique blend of humor to college campuses.Well, they're still at it and when this video became available we just had to share it with you. It includes their reflections on the reactions by audiences when they make their joint appearances and also gives them the opportunity to score points with a few jokes from their tour. Enjoy!

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