The Rabbi and The Italian

“The Rabbi and The Italian” walked into a theater…and comedy genius was born! Starring Rabbi Bob Alper and legendary stand-up comedian Dick Capri, “The Rabbi and The Italian” combines all of your favorite Jewish and Italian humor in a clean and family-friendly context. With an incredible 60+ years of combined entertainment experience, Rabbi Bob Alper and Dick Capri are a comedic force to be reckoned with. In “The Rabbi and The Italian,” the two veteran entertainers bring together two cultures for a night of hilarity perfect for all ages.

An ordained rabbi with a doctorate from Princeton, Bob Alper served congregations for over 14 years before pursuing a career in comedy. Since his break out on the entertainment scene, Alper has performed over 200 shows across the country, impressing audiences with his fast-paced tempo and impeccable timing. Alper has played in some of North America’s most respected comedic venues, including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Chautauqua Institution in New York, and the Hollywood’s Comedy and Improv Store. Featured on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” and CNN, Bob Alper is also the author of three books, including “A Rabbi Confesses” and his latest release, “Thanks, I Needed That.” Known for his smart and sophisticated routine, Rabbi Bob Alper has become a favorite in universities, performing arts centers, and comedy clubs across the country.

First gaining international recognition for his 1973 comedy tour with Englebert Humperdinck, Dick Capri has continued to perform sold-out shows every year, keeping audiences laughing with his signature comedic style. Capri has performed in a variety of venues across the world, including Radio City Music Hall, the Minskoff Theater in New York, and the Palladium in London. In addition to his career as a stand-up comedian, Dick Capri has also performed in musical theater and on television. In 1991, Capri made his Broadway debut, performing in the critically-acclaimed run of “Catskills On Broadway,” which sold out shows for an impressive 14 months in a row. The veteran comedian was also featured on Comedy Central’s popular special, the New York Friars Club Roast in Honor of Drew Carey.