A funny thing happened in that Joke with the Pope contest …

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Rabbi Bob Alper, the rabbi-comedian who won the Joke with the Pope contest. Photo by Sultan Khan

Rabbi Bob Alper, the rabbi-comedian who won the Joke with the Pope contest. Photo by Sultan Khan

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(RNS) Bob Alper, a rabbi-comedian who calls himself “the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy … intentionally,” is now “honorary comedic adviser to the pope.”