FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2013) – Rabbi and Stand-up Comic Bob Alper is scheduled to perform on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Judea located at 14486 A and W Bulb Road in Fort Myers.

Heard several times daily on Sirius/XM Radio, Alper’s fresh, contemporary and totally “unorthodox” style has been delighting audiences around the world from Hollywood’s IMPROV to the Montreal Comedy Festival and Muslim Fest 2009. His unique brand of humor has been shared in synagogues, mosques, churches, colleges, and theaters and during corporate events throughout North America and England.

Alper will provide a 90-minute program of non-stop laughter that welcomes the entire community to enjoy. Adults and children 11 years old or older are welcome. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22 at the door.

“Temple Judea is thrilled to be hosting Rabbi Bob Alper,” said Keith Grossman, co-president of Temple Judea. “Rabbi Alper has distinguished himself as the Rabbi comic, and we are looking forward to a full house of people laughing together.”

A native of Providence, Rhode Island and a graduate of Lehigh University, Alper was ordained at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and was 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. Alper 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 has been seen on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Showtime, the BBC and CNN, among many others.

Today, Alper performs nearly 80 shows per year, drawing tremendous crowds and positive responses. His humor is fast-paced and sophisticated, yet gentle and inoffensive. In addition to his solo shows, Alper performs frequently in an extraordinary pairing with Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. He has authored three books that further showcase his considerable talents. His latest is Thanks. I Needed That., a collection of 32 warm, wise and often funny true stories. He’s also produced two best-selling comedy CDs and a 102-minute DVD titled What are you…a comedian?.

For more information or for tickets, call 239-433-0201.