Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. He is ranked #63 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time. His 1986 one-man show The World According to Me won a Special Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination. Later, his 1988 special "Jackie Mason on Broadway" won another Emmy Award and another Ace Award, and his 1991 voice-over of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in The Simpsons episode "Like Father, Like Clown" won Mason a third Emmy Award. He has written and performed in six one-man shows on Broadway. Known for his delivery and voice, as well as his use of innuendo and pun, Mason's often culturally grounded humor has been described as irreverent and sometimes politically incorrect. A critic for Time wrote that he spoke to audiences: "with the Yiddish locutions of an immigrant who just completed a course in English. By mail."
|Birth name:||Yacov Moshe Maza|
|Born:||June 9, 1928, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, Television, Film, Radio|
|Alma mater:||City College of New York (B.A.), Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem Lower East Side, NYC)|
|Years active:||late 1950s–present|
|Genres:||Political satire, Observational comedy, Improvisational comedy|
|Subject(s):||American politics, International relations, Current events, Race relations, Antisemitism, Jewish culture, American culture|
|Spouse:||Jyll Rosenfeld (1991–present)|
|Notable works and roles:||The World According to Me and Jackie Mason on Broadway|
|Website:||Jackie Mason's Official site|
|IMDb:||Jackie Mason's IMDb|
About Jackie Mason
Jewish-American comedian and star of Cadyshack II who is known for his one-man Broadway shows. In 1992, he won an Emmy Award for his voice-over work as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in an episode of The Simpsons.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York and then, at the age of 25, he was ordained a rabbi Pennsylvania. He resigned three years later, however, to become a comedian.
He filed a lawsuit in 2006 against the group Jews for Jesus for using his likeness in a pamphlet.
He married Jyll Rosenfeld on August 14, 1991 and he has a daughter named Sheba.
He was a voice actor in Matt Groening's The Simpsons.
Information related to Jackie Mason
- http://www.jackiemason.com/content.cfm?cntid=1 Official site
- http://www.bobclaster.com 1987 KCRW radio interview "Bob Claster's Funny Stuff" w/performance excerpts
- http://www.andmagazine.com/content/phoenix/11334.html Jackie Mason ANDMagazine Interview