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Top 20 Jews In The Arts - Moshe Kasher

The hilarious Moshe Kasher marks Day 16 of our 'Best of' feature.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 26th, 2011 in Culture » Stage » Interviews

Top 20 Jews In The Arts - Moshe Kasher

Over the next 20 days, Shalom Life will be presenting the Top 20 Jews In The Arts. One artist will be featured a day from various disciplines including visual arts, acting, writing, comedy, and music.

We sent the participating artists the same 30 questions with instructions to answer all, or just a few. Have fun learning about these fascinating individuals, and please check back daily to compare their answers. Enjoy!

Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure centre. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA. Featured on: NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, Comedy Central’s “John Oliver Stand Up Program and “Live at Gotham”, E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, VH1, The Independent Film Channel, The Montreal “Just For Laughs” festival (Best of Fest), Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza (Best of Fest), South By Southwest Festival, Sasquatch Festival, Killkenny Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival, Comedyfest:Vancouver, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival (Best of Fest). Many Fests, many bests.

Things people have said:

“Best New Comedian of 2009” - Itunes

"Everything you want in a comedian" - East Bay Express

"Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses" - SF Examine

"One of SF’s open secrets" - SF Chronicle

"Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious" - Denver Post

"(With) a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for"- Punchline Magazine

“ ...quick talking, very smart and a deft observer of all that is wrong,
profoundly wrong, with today’ s society. Strap yourself in” - Irish Times

“ gave an instant masterclass ... with a flair and originality... (he is ) built for comedy.” -Chortle UK

People really seem to like him.

Please, purchase his comedy album: Everyone You Know is Going to Die...And Then You Are (Top 20 comedy albums of 2009: iTunes.com)"

Please, look out for his upcoming Memoirs Kasher in the Rye (Grand Central Publishing)

Please, visit his website: www.moshekasher.com.

Please, think of the children.

(FYI- This bio was written by Moshe)

Where do you go when you're lacking inspiration?

I go to a place called Xbox 360. There I find wizards and aliens and remember that while I may feel uninspired, people in the kingdom of Glacticon really need me.

Where's your favourite place to travel to?

Beirut is really nice because the adrenaline of hoping no one finds out you are a jew is heart-pumping.

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.

No pets but I have extremely hairy arms which is similar.

Who, in your opinion, is the most beautiful person on earth?

I would say that unequivocally that would be me.

What's your biggest pet peeve?

Other people.

Are you religious? Spiritual? Nothing at all?

I am all of those things and more. I am time. I am the wind. I am Batman.

What's your favourite movie?

Triumph of the Will

TV Show?

Sesame Street

If you weren't performing, what would you be doing?

Crying alone. Wait, I’m already doing that. So business as usual.

Can you offer a piece of advice to aspiring artists?

Quit. Go to grad school.

Who's your best friend?

Definitely Jesus.

What's your biggest regret?

Definitely Jesus.

Do you play any sports?

I’m semi pro at hypochondria.

What are you better at than most other people you know?

Humility.

What is your biggest weakness?

My unwavering, stubborn commitment to greatness.

Do you have any vices?

I dabble in anti-Semitism.

If you could work with a specific person, who would it be?

I would clone myself and work with me, just to see what it like to be around genius.

Tell us something about yourself we might be surprised to hear.

I am sincere sometimes.

How would you describe your personal style?

Likely better than yours.

What is your favourite song to sing?

A little ditty I call, “This interview is too long.”

Where is your primary residence? Do you consider this place "home"?

I live in Los Angeles and no one really considers that “home.”

Who's your favourite author?

Hashem, author of the Bible, The Secret and the first two Harry Potter books.

Do you watch reality TV?

I watch video recordings of myself watching reality television. UBER-REALITY.

Do you prefer road trips or flying?

Road trips or the ability to fly? Well, I do love Vegas.

What one word would you use to describe yourself?

Karate.

What item do you never leave your house without?

A large penis (ladies?)

Tea or coffee? From where?

Coffee from a beautiful woman’s coffee maker.

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