Jackie Mason

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Jackie Mason
Jackie in 2006
Birth nameYacov Moshe Maza
Born(1928-06-09)June 9, 1928
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedJuly 24, 2021(2021-07-24) (aged 93)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1961–2021
GenresPolitical satire
Observational comedy
Improvisational comedy
Subject(s)American politics
International relations
Current events
Race relations
Jewish culture
American culture
Jyll Rosenfeld (m. 1991)
ChildrenSheba Mason
Notable works and rolesThe World According to Me!
Hyman Krustofski in "Like Father, Like Clown", "Today I Am A Clown", "Once Upon a Time in Springfield", "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution", and "At Long Last Leave"
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
1992 The Simpsons - "Like Father, Like Clown"

Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza; June 9, 1928 – July 24, 2021)[1][2] was an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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. He was known for his voice role as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in The Simpsons, which won Mason a third Emmy Award.

Personal life[change | change source]

Mason was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and grew up in New York City.[3] He graduated from the City College of New York. In 1991, he married Jyll Rosenfeld. He has a daughter from another relationship.

Previously a Democrat, Mason was a registered Republican and defended former President Donald Trump on many issues.[4]

Mason died on July 24, 2021 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after being hospitalized for over two weeks, aged 93.[5][6]

Works[change | change source]

Selected TV, film and radio roles[change | change source]

Television specials[change | change source]

  • Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (1988)
  • An Audience with Jackie Mason (1990)
  • Jackie Mason on Campus (1992)
  • Jackie Mason at the London Palladium (1996)
  • Jackie Mason: A Night at the Opera (2002)

Discography[change | change source]

  • I'm the Greatest Comedian in the World, Only Nobody Knows it Yet! (1962)
  • I Want to Leave You with the Words of a Great Comedian (1963)
  • The World According to Me! (1987)
  • Brand New (1991)
  • Politically Incorrect
  • In Israel
  • Live at the London Palladium (1997)
  • All New! Much Ado About Everything (2003)
  • Prune Danish
  • The Unholy Tour
  • Freshly Squeezed
  • The Ultimate Jew (2008)

One-man shows[change | change source]

  • Jackie Mason's the World According to Me! (1986–1988)
  • Jackie Mason: Brand New (1990–1991)
  • Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect (1994–1995)
  • Love Thy Neighbor (1996–1997)
  • Much Ado About Everything (1999–2000)
  • Jackie Mason: Prune Danish (2002–2003)
  • Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed (2005–2006)
  • Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (2008)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jackie Mason". Comedy-Quotes.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. "Internet Broadway Database: Jackie Mason". The Broadway League. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. "Jackie Mason". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. "Jackie Mason Is Rare Entertainer Defending Donald Trump". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. "Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold". The New York Times. July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  6. "Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93". The Associated Press. July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.

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