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Overview (3)

Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameJacob Moshe Maza
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jackie Mason was born on June 9, 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA as Jacob Moshe Maza. He is an actor and writer, known for The Jerk (1979), Caddyshack II (1988) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He has been married to Jyll Rosenfeld since August 14, 1991.

Spouse (1)

Jyll Rosenfeld (14 August 1991 - present)

Trivia (10)

In 1987, received a Special Tony Award for his one-man show, "The World According to Me."
His first one-man show, "The World According to Me," was a success on stage both here and in Europe. He won a special Tony and an Outer Critic's Circle Award, plus an Ace Cable, Emmy, and Grammy award when he transferred it to other mediums.
Traveled to London in 1991 for a Royal Variety performance for Queen Elizabeth II. Earlier in 1989 he did a command performance before the Queen Mum.
Grew up surrounded by rabbis, which include three of his brothers. He himself was a cantor until age 25 when he too was ordained a rabbi. He left the synagogue after three years however; later quipping, "Someone in the family had to make a living.".
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment Category in 1999 for the 1998 season for his one man show Much Ado About Everything.
Often mistaken as the voice of the Aardvark in the Ant and the Aardvark DePatie-Freleng cartoon series, who were both voiced by John Byner.
Wife, Jyll Rosenfeld, is his manager.
Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show the same night of the Beatles debut on American television.
Currently starring in his last one-man-show, "The Ultimate Jew," at the New World Theatre in New York. [March 2008]
Father of Sheba Mason with Ginger Reiter.

Personal Quotes (15)

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.
It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times.
Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one?
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
My comedy doesn't come from any calculations and studies.
I have nothing but love in my heart and everything I say is just an instrument for laughs.
I can't predict the future and I don't have respect for people who try to.
My material is as new as anything on the dinner table. What difference does it make if I'm 70 or if I'm 20? The audience knows they aren't getting any old stories from me.
It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
I can't pretend that I'm a great student of the art of comedy because anybody that becomes philosophical about humor doesn't know what he's talking about.
I've been watching politics for 35 or 40 years and you just never know. You can have one person win the Iowa caucus and then the whole picture changes ten minutes later. The same thing can happen again after New Hampshire. I have no idea what's going to happen with our country in the future.
Predictions are preposterous.
A schmuck like Bernie Sanders pops out who doesn't even know what's going on and doesn't care. Because to him Israel getting wiped out is no problem. Climate change is the only problem. To him, the most important thing in the world is climate change. If Israel gave up their country but they fought for climate change, he would love Israel. In ten minutes, they would be his favorite country.

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