comedy. Over the years, mankind has recognized the by-product of this art as priceless. Make no mistake, making people laugh is an art and not an easy one. Being able to connect with a bunch of strangers or acquaintances is difficult, fulfilling, and lucrative when properly channeled. Moshe Kasher is an American stand-up comedian, one of those gifted enough to make a living from it. Now we take a look at his biography and selected areas of his life.
Moshe Kasher Bio, Age
Born on July 6, 1979, in Queens, New York, Kasher had to move to Oakland, California with his mother and siblings when he was one year old. His full name at birth was Mark Moshe Kasher. Growing up was difficult because Kasher and his family had to live on food stamps and disability assistance.
He was a son of deaf parents who had met at the 1967 World Games for the Deaf. Kasher had a difficult childhood. In his autobiography Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addictict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16, Kasher talks about the challenges he faced when admitted to mental institutions from the age of four, problems with his academics, and the struggle with drugs from 12 to 16. Kasher’s parents separated when he was 9 years old, and when he got clean at 17, he became a sign language interpreter.
After earning his G.E.D. at 16, he attended community college in the Bay Area, where he studied theater. He later transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Jewish Studies.
Kasher has raised a Jew, his brother is a rabbi, and before he ventured into comedy, he considered teaching Jewish history as a college professor.
In 2001 he teamed up with an old friend Chelsea Peretti, and after a while, Peretti took Kasher to his first performance, an open mic at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco.
In the early 2000s, Kasher performed mainly in the Bay Area. He had regular appearances at the comedy clubs Cobbs and Punch Line. In 2008 he moved to Los Angeles. A year later, Kasher was awarded “Best of Fest” at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival for that year.
Soon after, he performed at Comedy Central and was invited to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. In April 2009, Kasher released a comedy album that sold well and made it into the top 20 comedy albums on iTunes. Since then, his career as a comedian has been on the rise.
Aside from stand-up, Kasher is a published writer with works such as his autobiography and long-form monologue “Look Before You Leap”, which he wrote in college and both of which have already appeared in print. Kasher has also added new areas to his career as he has also ventured into acting.
He has had roles in independent films such as Wish Makers of West Hollywood, shot in 2010, and Sorry, Thanks (2009). He has also appeared in episodes of television shows such as Shameless, Traffic Light, and Whitney. Kasher has also taken full advantage of the digital age with several podcasts he has participated in.
Comedy is a profitable way to make a living when it is played right, and that’s how it proved to be for Mosher Kasher. Kasher has net assets estimated at about $15 million. His career has been steadily developing upwards.
Natasha Leggero is an American comedian, writer, and actress who is currently married to Moshe Kasher. She was born on March 26, 1974, in Rockford, Illinois, and is of Italian and Swedish descent with 6% sub-Saharan African descent (as determined by a DNA test). She became famous for her role as host of MTV’s The 70s House in 2005 and as a panelist on Chelsea Lately, the nightly talk show of Chelsea Handler.
Before her time with Moshe Kasher, Leggero dated comedian Duncan Trussell between 2011 and 2012. The couple was co-host of the podcast The Lavender Hour. Kasher and Leggero got married in 2015, and in an interview with Stephen Colbert in October 2017, she revealed that she and Kasher were expecting a baby. On February 24, 2018, Leggero announced the birth of her first child, a girl, through Instagram.
Moshe is not the greatest of men. Kasher stands at a dainty height of 5 feet 1 inch. Details of his other body statistics are not available at the moment.
Is He Gay?
He is definitely not gay. You could be forgiven for thinking so when you look at his “gay Hitler” woman’s cut and his somewhat dubious heterogeneity. They are only a part of his personality.