Kasher in the Rye 

Its title might prompt a wince-worthy double take, but comedian Moshe Kasher's ultra-hilarious, tumultuous memoir Kasher in the Rye lives up to its punny name. Kasher, a self-described "white boy from Oakland," shares his struggles with drug addiction, crime, assorted self-destruction and deteriorating mental health all before the age of sixteen with droll insight and lightness -- after all, comedy is born of tragedy, right? Not only is Kasher's humor a delight, but his unfaltering honesty, especially when chronicling missteps and character flaws, is refreshingly straightforward, not pity-eliciting. Catch a performance (or three) from Kasher at the Funny Bone Comedy Club (614 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-469-6692 or www.stlouisfunnybone.com) on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., 10 and midnight. Tickets are $13 to $18.
Sat., April 14, 2012

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