The inspiration for Joe Bor’s new show is that ten years ago he won the award for Jewish Comedian of the Year.

Yet following this accolade a question kept gnawing at Joe’s brain – is he really Jewish enough to be deserving of the title?

Questioning his commitment to his religion and considering his Jewish upbringing versus his current predilection for pigs in blankets, Joe muses on his marriage to a non-Jewish wife and his fathering a half Jewish baby.

In his new tour, A Room With a Jew, coming to the Radlett Centre on May 24, Joe reminisces about his school days among the goyim and tells tales of his Jewish family; delving into tales about his “domineering” mother, “embarrassing” father and his whole family’s pre-occupation with food.

Family is a constant source of comedy for Joe and he explains that his father’s choice of swimming costume on a family holiday is enough to provide him with plenty of comedy fodder.

Not to be outdone, he tells tales of his mother dominating his life with anecdotes of her attitude to marriage, money and his career, fuel this comedic hour. The family characteristics are recognisable - the mother/son bond is one filled with equal warmth and frustration. Joe lovingly weaves through conversations between him and his mother, navigating the peaks and pitfalls of the relationship that many mothers and sons will be able to identify with.

Having an opinionated parent is all the more challenging when becoming a parent yourself and Joe shares stories of his struggles of coming to terms with parenthood and all the ammunition for a comedy show it provides including looking after his young child at a wedding and using a public toilet with said child in tow.

Off stage, Joe works behind the scenes writing for Mock the Week. He regularly works at many of the top comedy clubs including Glee, 99 Club and The Comedy Store and has also been booked as tour support for Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Alistair McGowan.

He has done TV warm up for The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Alan Carr Chatty Man and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Since winning Jewish Comedian of the Year in 2007 we was a finalist two years later, and then went onto win Best Value Show at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2010.

Joe is also a published playwright. His first play, written and directed by Joe, called ‘Who Killed The Counsellor?’ has just played at The Edinburgh Festival.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL, May 24. Details: 01923 859291