British stand-up comedian Ashley Blaker will debut a new show at Off-Broadway's SoHo Playhouse in February. In Goy Friendly, Blaker details how a close friendship with Muslim comedian Imran Yusuf changed his life and expanded his own understanding of Judaism in the 21st century.
"This show is about Jewish life; its beauty, its intricacies and absurdities; what divides us and most importantly what unites us—to each other and the wider world," says Blaker. "The show aims to make the audience laugh but also for the audience to understand a little bit about why we do what we do."
Directed by Matt Roper, Goy Friendly will run February 3–23 at SoHo Playhouse.
Blaker's show Ashley Blaker: Strictly Unorthodox ran Off-Broadway for five weeks. Since then, he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in his own BBC show, Ashley Blaker’s Goyish Guide To Judaism.
The production has lighting design by Brandon Bogle and wardrobe by Summer Hyde. Kari Adams is the production consultant, and Darren Lee Cole is the artistic director of SoHo Playhouse.