Crazy Funny

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, risk of offended unfollowers be damned. This is useful for our purposes here, where recent randomly gathered Kasher tweets 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.” And there’s “Looking for a person to help me castrate myself. MUST NOT BE CRAZY.” How about “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.
Tue., April 3, 7 p.m., 2012

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