May 28, 2018
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Ashley Blaker grew up in a traditional Jewish home in the London suburbs, attending a private school and eventually Oxford and Cambridge as well. Along the way, he stoked his interest in writing and performing comedy, ultimately earning his big break at the BBC, where he worked alongside some of the most eminent comedians in the country.
Ashley later came out from "behind the camera" to develop his own performances, built largely around observational humor of the Jewish community. Dressed as he is in traditional Jewish garb, his unique style and self-deprecating manner disarms and delights audiences from across the Jewish and even non-Jewish spectrum.
As of the original recording date, Ashley is embarking on his most ambitious project to date: a 5-week run directly off-Broadway, in the heart of the entertainment district. For tickets visit Ticketmaster or call the box office directly at (212) 921-7862. And of course, you can find his material on YouTube, Facebook and elsewhere online.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.