Moshe Kasher has been through some stuff. Before graduating high school and becoming a writer and playwright, he was a sign language interpreter, drug addict, Hasidic Jew, and avid gangster rap fan. Lucky for audiences, Kasher added stand-up comic to his list of titles, working through his past and present in hilarious self-deprecation that reflects on everything from his love of literature to his distaste for Ireland.
“I started comedy like everybody else did. I just got up on stage and luckily I got laughs instead of boos,” he says. “I don’t think my ego could have taken my first set being a bad set and so I got trapped in the undertow that is comedy.”
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Kasher says he hopes audiences come out to his Phoenix shows, preferably to laugh and even more preferably with enchiladas for him. He will be performing six sets at Stand-Up Live, 50 West Jefferson, from Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4. Tickets, showtimes, and more information can be found online at www.standuplive.com or by calling the box office at 480-719-6100.
Thu., May 1, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 2, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 7 & 10 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 7 p.m., 2014