Over 80 members of Bushey United Synagogue were entertained and educated at a Wine Tasting and Comedy Evening.
Organised by “The Bushey Social Committee”, the evening was a great success. The wine tasting was hosted by Danny Saltman, known as “The Wine Man” from Edgware, a 21st century specialist wine merchant. He shared his knowledge, passion and expertise with all those present and gave guests an opportunity to taste and sample wine from Israel, Spain, Australia and the USA. This enabled guests to enjoy the wines on offer whilst at the same time opening their eyes, minds and taste buds. The wines were accompanied by a selection of sushi, cheeses and dips.
The enthusiastic audience were entertained by the highly acclaimed comedy writer and producer Ashley Blaker. Responsible for unleashing the comedy phenomenon of “Little Britain” on the nation, Ashley is the only person working in comedy with a kippah, tzitzit and payot, whilst also being the only person in TV who does not own a TV himself! Ashley delighted the audience with his experiences of working in TV and Radio alongside comedy greats such as Angus Deayton, Joan Rivers, Clive Anderson and Graham Norton. He can now add Bushey to his impressive repertoire!
Having the opportunity to hear first-hand from Ashley about the inner workings of the Comedy Department at the BBC gave everyone an insight into how a “frum Jew” can survive in the world of the media.