[Contains explicit content] The most unusual thing about comedian Moshe Kasher's mom is not that she's deaf. It's that she subscribes to some very liberal views in regard to sex. This, naturally, had a big impact on Moshe's childhood, as he detailed in his story from a Don't Tell My Mother show in Los Angeles. In this episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman digs deeper into how deafness, sexuality, and the 90’s rave culture informed Moshe's upbringing. Hold On with Eugene Mirman features unquestionably good stories and the questions they raise. In each episode, host and comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords) grills comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story.
Moshe Kasher is a very intelligent, articulate comic with an interesting story to tell, but somehow it never quite comes together. I laughed maybe twice during the listen, and one of those was a comment by Mirman, who has to do more legwork than he usually does.