Jackie Mason (Jackie Mason) is a comedian of rabbi origin, known for his boxing, self-deprecating stand-up comedian, at the age of 93.
Celebrity lawyer Raoul Felder said Mason died in Manhattan on Saturday after being in the hospital for more than two weeks.
Born in a rabbi family who immigrated to Wisconsin from Belarus New York In the city, Mason’s comedies are always closely related to his Jewish ancestry, and his performances have a strong Yiddish accent.
He has an intermittent way of expression that will target the social customs, norms and conventions that frustrate him, from using muzak in elevators to his own personal mistakes.
Mason himself is a trained rabbi. He said that he would think of the “Talmud” (the central text of the Jewish rabbi) and “make jokes from there”, often using it as a basis for making harsh social commentary and expressing Out of ridiculous anger.
Mason was born in Yacov Moshe Maza in 1928. His three brothers became rabbis, and so did Mason, who had congregations in Pennsylvania and North Carolina before he chose comedy over religion in his middle age.
After starting work at the Catskill Resort in Upstate New York, Mason received a career-changing reservation in 1961 as a performer on Steve Allen’s weekly TV variety show.
The talk show tour helped Mason, but it was also the most controversial stage of his career, because after the host tried to end his performance, he seemed to give Ed Sullivan a middle finger.
Sullivan canceled the contract and Mason successfully sued, but he said the dispute made him a kind of “pathological lunatic.”
Mason’s behavior eventually took him to Broadway, where he performed several solo shows. He calls himself an observer, observes people and learns. He said he got his jokes from these observations, and then tried these jokes on friends. “I would rather deceive myself in front of two people than a thousand people buy tickets,” he said.
In 1989, he played a former Jewish pajama salesman in a series called “Chicken Soup” and fell in love with the Irish Catholic widow played by Lynn Redgrave, but it did not last. During the OJ Simpson murder trial, BBC Services Scotland hired Mason as a weekly commentator. He starred in the movie “Caddyshack II”, which was a notorious failure.
Mason’s humor sometimes arouses offense, such as when he ran for the Republican New York mayoral candidate Rudolph Giuliani for the black Democrat David Dingkins. Mason had to apologize because, among other things, the Jews would vote for Dinkins out of guilt.
Feld is an old friend of his. He said that Mason has a Talmud-style outlook on life: “No matter what you say to him, he will fight with you.”
His wife, producer Jyll Rosenfeld (Jyll Rosenfeld) and daughter Sheba (Sheba) survived.