Comedy. Over the years, humanity has come to recognize the byproduct 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 if channeled rightly. Moshe Kasher is an American stand-up comedian, one of those gifted enough to make a living off it. Now we take a look at his bio along with select areas of his life.
Moshe Kasher Bio, Age
Born on the 6th of July, 1979 in Queens, New York, Kasher as a one-year-old had to relocate Oakland, California with his mother and sibling. His full name at birth was Mark Moshe Kasher. Growing up was difficult as Kasher and his family had to live off food stamps and disability assistance.
He was a son of deaf parents who had met at the World Games for the Deaf in 1967. 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 Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16, he talks about the challenges he encountered with admissions into mental institutions from age 4, issues with his academics and battles with drugs from 12 to 16. Kasher’s parents split when he was 9 and by the time 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 did later transfer to the University of California, Santa Barbara graduating with a degree in Religious Studies and minored in Jewish.
Kasher was brought up Jewish, his brother is a rabbi and before venturing into comedy, he had considered teaching Jewish history as a college professor.
In 2001, he linked 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.
The early 2000’s saw Kasher perform in the Bay Area mostly. He had regular appearances at Cobb’s and Punch Line comedy clubs. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008. A year later, Kasher was named “Best of Fest” at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival for that year.
He soon followed that up with an appearance on Comedy Central and an invitation to the Just For Laughs comedy festival. A comedy album was released by Kasher in April of 2009 and went on to do well, making the top 20 of comedy albums on iTunes. His stand up career has consistently been on the rise since.
Aside from stand-up, Kasher is a published writer with works like his autobiography and his long-form monologue “Look Before You Leap” written in college both already in print. Kasher has also gone on to incorporate new spheres to his career as he has also ventured somewhat into acting.
He has had roles in independent films like Wish Makers of West Hollywood filmed in 2010 and Sorry, Thanks (2009). He also has appearances on episodes of television shows like Shameless, Traffic Light and Whitney. Kasher has also made the most of the digital age with various podcasts that he has been a part of.
Comedy is a profitable way of making a living if played right and so its proved for Mosher Kasher. Kasher has a net worth that is estimated to be in the region of $15 million. His career has been steadily on the up.
Natasha Leggero is an American comedian, writer, and actress currently married to Moshe Kasher. She was born on March 26, 1974, in Rockford, Illinois and is of Italian and Swedish ancestry with a sprinkling of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in there at 6% (as she revealed from a DNA test). Her rise to fame came from her role as host of MTV’s The 70s House in 2005 and also her tenure as a panelist on Chelsea Lately, the late-night talk show of Chelsea Handler.
Before her time with Moshe Kasher, Leggero had dated comedian Duncan Trussell between 2011 and 2012. The pair had co-hosted 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. Via Instagram on the 24 of February 2018, Leggero announced the birth of their first child, a baby girl
Moshe isn’t the tallest of men. Kasher stands at a petite height of 5 feet 1 inch. Details of his other body stats are unavailable at the moment.
Is He Gay?
He is by no means gay. You might be forgiven if you thought that way looking at his “gay Hitler” haircut and somewhat dubious straightness. They are just part of his persona.