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.
He is ranked No. 63 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time.
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 (for outstanding writing) and another Ace Award, and his 1991 voice-over of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in The Simpsons episode “Like Father, Like Clown” won Mason a third Emmy Award. He wrote and performed six one-man shows on Broadway.
Mason had been hospitalized for two weeks with difficulty breathing. “He died peacefully with several close friends and family at his side.”
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