Jackie Mason: Rabbi's Son Makes Good

Two decades of obscurity, and now Jackie Mason is a superstar

"Nobuddy understends dis." The man in the Honda commercial is talking about a parking gear, but he might just as well be analyzing his own career. After two decades of anonymity, Comedian Jackie Mason is lighting up Broadway. Next month he will celebrate a year as the stand-up soloist of The World According to Me!

One-man shows usually offer a variety of delights: Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg impersonated scores of different women; Victor Borge played the piano between monologues. Jackie Mason is only Jackie Mason, a hunched and tuneless figure towering some 5 ft. 4 in. above sea level and...

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