Jackie Mason, Veteran Comic and Broadway Star, Dead at 93

July 25, 2021

Jackie Mason, the stand-up comic whose career spanned several decades and became a template and poster child of sorts for Jewish self-deprecation, died Saturday at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital the age of 93.“My humor — it’s a man in a conversation, pointing things out to you,” he told the Times in 1988.Despite completing his rabbinical studies and heading congregations, Mason knew early his true calling was in comedy.“Somebody in the family had to make a living,” he told Jewish News in 2015.“We will very much miss Jackie Mason.”“Doing comedy and finding new material is very easy for me,” he said in 2015.