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Jackie Mason, a Rabbi-Turned-Comedian, Dies at 93

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian who was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, has died at 93

7/25/2021 6:40:00 AM

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian who was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, has died at 93

Jackie Mason’s feisty brand of stand-up comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages.

Jackie Mason with Joan Rivers.Photo:Associated PressJuly 24, 2021 11:07 pm ETNEW YORK—Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of stand-up comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.

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Mr. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, celebrity lawyer Raoul Felder told the Associated Press.Mr. Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women and his own inadequacies. His typical style was amused outrage.

“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe,” he once joked. Another Mason line was: “Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows, marriage does.” About himself, he once said: “I was so self-conscious, every time football players went into a huddle; I thought they were talking about me.” headtopics.com

His death was mourned far and wide, from fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who called him “one of the best,” to Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity, who hailed Mr. Mason as “irreverent, iconoclastic, funny, smart and a great American patriot.” Henry Winkler tweeted: “Now you get to make heaven laugh.”

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Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. Sad Rest In Peace Jackie Oh, Rest In Peace. 🙏❤️😪

Jackie Mason, Rabbi Turned Contentious Comedian, Dies at 93Banned from ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ he made a huge comeback on Broadway, but then came ‘Caddyshack II’ and ‘Chicken Soup.’ He played the gas station manager in The Jerk. I remember seeing him in Melbourne. One of the greats. Rip🙏🏻🙏🏻

Jackie Mason Dies: Rabbi Who Later Rose To Fame As A Comedian, Actor & Author Was 93Jackie Mason, the rabbi who later cultivated careers as a comedian, actor and author, died in a Manhattan hospital on Saturday, according to the New York Times. He was 93. Mason’s longtime fr… Well, either he was 93 or he was born in 1931. Can’t be both. Rest in peace He certainly had some 'thoughts' on black politicians didn't he? We remember in New York City.

Borscht Belt comedian and actor Jackie Mason has died at the age of 93Comedian Jackie Mason, who starred in Caddyshack II and was the voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky on The Simpsons has died at the age of 93

Jackie Mason, one of the last Borscht Belt comedians, dies at 93He embraced Jewish themes and political incorrectness, achieving a national profile through a series of successful one-man shows on Broadway. What a funny man he was. You made it Jackie, rest in peace. Listening now. He talked so fast. God bless him