Reviews of Ashley Blaker
A slickly funny stand-up show. A skilled joke-teller. He is proof that even the most reverent enjoy a little irreverence.
New York Times, Review of Strictly Unorthodox
Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke.
New York Post
A special vein of comic material. ★★★★
Financial Times, Review of Radio 4 show
Relentlessly funny. There’s no doubting that Blaker brings something totally unprecedented to stand-up. ★★★★
The Jewish Chronicle, Review of Meshuga Frum
Has audiences rolling on the floor.
The Jerusalem Post
A Haredi Michael McIntyre.
A rare glimpse into a normally inaccessible world.
Hilarious. Delivered with precision timing, Seinfeld-like.
The Jewish Press, Review of Strictly Unorthodox
Extraordinary. Blaker raises the bar in kosher entertainment.
5 Towns Jewish Times, Review of Strictly Unorthodox
A unique and hilarious take on Jewish life.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Unforgettable, terrific, fantastic! Yasher Koach for all the laughter you bring to so many people around the world.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
A wittier man than I’ll ever be.
Matt Lucas, Little Me: My Life From A-Z
The show reinforced the notion that comedy can – and should – bridge the gap between communities through mutual and respectful humour. ★★★★
The Voice Magazine, Review of Observant Jew
A fascinating debut show. Blaker is a great presenter and there are jokes aplenty. Recommended.
British Comedy Guide, Review of Observant Jew
Hilarious. He could make even the most serious yeshiva bochurim giggle.
Not-to-be-missed. Relentlessly side-splitting humour. He has orchestrated his show to hilarious perfection.
5 Towns Jewish Times
Think Jackie Mason, but still Orthodox.
The New York Jewish Week
Brings a crowd to tears of laughter.
Jewish Link of New Jersey
Audiences line up to get their velvet yarmulkes knocked off by his punchlines.
The Jewish Home
Glorious. Ashley has a very strong style of comedy that only a few can pull off.
Jewish Telegraph, Review of Meshuga Frum
In his unique style, Ashley didn’t disappoint. A night full of jokes.
The Jewish Weekly, Review of Meshuga Frum
Laughter all the way.
Alondon Magazine, Review of Meshuga Frum
A sharply funny 90 minutes which is currently rocking them in the aisles all over Jewish Britain.
The Times of Israel, Feature on Ungefiltered
Hilarious. A perfect balance of religion and popular culture. It’s an ideal night full of Jewish comedy. ★★★★
The Jewish Chronicle, Review of Ungefiltered
He sends up religious and secular Jews alike and they roar with laughter.
Jewish Renaissance Magazine
His act has to be seen to be appreciated and it really is appreciated.
The Jewish Chronicle, Feature from October 2015
Laugh out loud.
A barrel of laughs.
Blaker can take whatever direction his life goes in and make that funny.