"Bob Alper is the only rabbi in the country who regularly addresses congregations that require a cover charge and a two- drink minimum. Sound funny You bet it is, because Rabbi Alper is the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy... intentionally. His fresh, contemporary, and totally ""unorthodox"" style has been delighting audiences from Hollywood's IMPROV to London theatres. And his unique brand of humor appeals to everyone - from a synagogue or church crowd to a corporate event to a typical Saturday night comedy club.
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Rabbi Alper is a graduate of Lehigh University, was ordained at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and is the first Jewish person ever to earn a doctorate from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served congregations in Buffalo and Philadelphia, where he continues to conduct High Holiday services.
He began his comedy career in 1986 when he entered the ""Jewish Comic of the Year Contest” at the Going Bananas club in Philadelphia. Television, radio, and personal appearances followed as he quickly honed his distinctive approach to stand-up comedy. He's been seen on Good Morning America, Showtime, and Comedy Central, and was featured on Extra, TV's top- rated entertainment program, immediately following a segment on the size of Jennifer Lopez's buttocks.
Today, Rabbi Alper performs nearly 100 shows per year, drawing tremendous audience numbers and response wherever he appears. His act is clean, his humor is gentle, and he is a charming and affable comedian.
He is the author of two books that further showcase his considerable talents: Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This (subtitled The Holiness of Little Daily Dramas) which The Detroit Free Press called “a volume of spiritual gems” in a four-star review (Liguori Publications, 1996). And A Rabbi Confesses, an award- winning full-color cartoon book based on his stand-up act (Finkstrom Productions, 1995). His comedy albums, Bob Alper: Rabbi/Stand-Up Comic (Really) and Guaranteed Funny: 101 Totally Clean Jokes, are best-sellers.".
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Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Bob Alper, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Bob Alper or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Bob Alper's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Bob Alper for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Bob Alper, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Bob Alper. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Bob Alper booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Bob Alper for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Bob Alper booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Bob Alper charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Bob Alper for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Bob Alper agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Bob Alper, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Bob Alper booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Bob Alper, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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