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Monday, April 2, 2012

Moshe Kasher Is Crazy Funny ... um, Literally

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Our hero, Moshe Kasher
  • Our hero, Moshe Kasher

Consider how much mileage Moshe Kasher gets from just the title of his new memoir. It's called Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16.

Lots, right? And on multiple levels.

In addition to affirming the finely honed hilarity that has characterized Kasher's stand-up comedy, that title also reminds us there are things about him we hadn't known. (The whiteness notwithstanding.) On stage and in the occasional video, he's insane. On the web, he's infinitely rewteetable -- the risk of offended unfollowers be damned. Lucky for us, he charms us Tuesday night with his good looks and fabulous sense of humor at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Recently we gathered Kasher tweets (at random) and found they can serve in lieu of memoir excerpt.

Right now kettle corn and Deep Space 9 are living in the space where other people keep fulfilling love and companionship.

Looking for a person to help me castrate myself. MUST NOT BE CRAZY.

Who's the lead singer of Jay-Z?

Now imagine this same soul delving into a deeply personal narrative history of itself. We can't wait.

Moshe Kasher reads and discusses his work with Nato Green at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California (at Presidio), S.F. Admission is $10-$15.

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