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Jackie Mason Bio
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Jackie Mason was raised on the Lower East
Side of Manhattan surrounded by rabbis. His father, grandfather, great grandfather,
and great, great-grandfather were all rabbis, as are his three
brothers. No surprise that at age 25, Jackie Mason was ordained a rabbi.
Three years later, he quit his job in a synagogue to become a comedian
because, as he says, “Somebody in the family had to make a living.”
From humble comic beginnings in New York, the Borscht Belt, and comedy
clubs around the country, Jackie Mason rose to be one the hottest comics in
America in the early 1960’s. He reached the apex of American entertainment
culture when he became a regular performer on the nation’s preeminent
television variety program, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” only to fall into Sullivan’s
disfavor over the interpretation of a now legendary hand gesture during a
live performance in 1962, an incident which cast a shadow over Mason’s
career for more than a decade.
Mr. Mason first emerged from that shadow in Los Angeles, where his one-man
show, “The World According to Me” originated in 1984 to wide acclaim.
Yet the great triumph was his return to New York and his extraordinary
success as a one-man show on the Great White Way.
“The World According to Me” began its unprecedented two and a half year
run on Broadway began in December 1986 winning triumphant reviews and
reestablishing Mason as one of the nation’s premier comics. The show earned
Jackie Mason a Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an
Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination, and it toured successfully in
America and Europe for two years.
Mason returned to Broadway in 1990 with “Jackie Mason: Brand New”; in
1994 with “Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect”; in 1996 with “Love Thy
Neighbor”; in 1999 with “Much Ado about Everything”; in 2002 with “Prune
Danish”; in 2005 with “Freshly Squeezed”; and in 2008 with “The Ultimate
Jew.” He garnered consistent commercial success and collected an
impressive array of nominations and awards including an Emmy and an Ace
award for the HBO special, “Jackie Mason on Broadway.” His last show
“Fearless” played for sell out crowds at the Wyndhams’s Theatre in London’s
West End. His latest show “Ready To Rumble” has been touring the US the
last two years before returning for a run in London.
Over the years, Jackie Mason has appeared in a variety of films and
television shows, most notably “Caddyshack II” which won him a new,
younger, hipper urban following and the TV sitcom, “Chicken Soup”, which
taught him that he’s only happy when he’s performing his own material.
Recently, Jackie started a new phase of his career, producing feature films
with his manager and wife Jyll, and also starring in them. “One Angry
Man,” his first, ran in theaters across the US and Canada in 2009, and
“Goldberg-P.I.” released in 2011.
Mason and Felder also write together. In 1997, Avon Books released The
Jackie Mason, Raoul Felder Survival Guide to New York. This followed Dove
Books Jackie Mason and Raoul Felder’s Guide to New York and Los Angeles
Restaurants in 1996. Their most recent book Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes,
Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad
(Harper Collins 2007) Jackie Mason also writes for the Jewish Press and a
bimonthly column with Raoul Felder in the Internet edition of, The American
Well known and beloved around the world, Jackie Mason has been honored
by many including South African President Nelson Mandela, the United
Kingdom’s Oxford University, and scores of other organizations. With eight
Royal Command Performances for Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie has had the
honor more than any other American entertainer, and is the only American to
host the show. In 1991, during the first Persian Gulf crisis, Jackie closed his
show on Broadway and traveled to Israel in a show of solidarity that was
later honored by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jackie Mason
calls New York home, but he lives on the road entertaining his many loyal
long-time fans and the legions of new fans he earns each year.
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