About Ashley Blaker
Ashley Blaker isn’t your average Orthodox Jewish man: he is also an internationally acclaimed comedian, seen and heard on BBC TV and radio.
He has had two sold-out UK tours and also performed in the USA, Israel, South Africa and Canada. He recently completed a five week run Off-Broadway which the New York Times called ‘a slickly funny stand-up show’.
In August 2018, Ashley also made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a sold-out run of his show ‘Observant Jew’.
He is also the first Orthodox Jewish comedian to be given his own BBC show – ‘Ashley Blaker’s Goyish Guide To Judaism’ – which has been recommissioned and will return in 2019.
In his spare time, Ashley is an award-winning comedy writer and producer for radio and TV.
While at the BBC, he was responsible for first unleashing the comedy phenomenon ‘Little Britain’ and he has worked with a who’s who of TV comedy. His company Black Hat Productions is currently making several new series for BBC Radio 4.
If he has any time after that, then it’s spent being run ragged by his six children and three cats.