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Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt comic


Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt comic whose standup career took him from the Catskills to Broadway










Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93.

The borscht belt comedian passed away at a Manhattan, New York City hospital, as confirmed by his longtime friend, lawyer Raoul Felder, to the New York Times.

In the tradition of Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield, Mason’s biting and acerbic brand of comedy was also undeniably Jewish, helping him to establish himself as a cultural touchstone for those that would follow, including Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

RIP: Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93; seen here in 2005

RIP: Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93; seen here in 2005

Mason was born in 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as Yacov Moshe Maza to immigrant parents from Belarus.

Seen here recording his album I Want To Leave You With The Words Of A Great Comedian in 1963: Mason's acerbic brand of comedy was undeniably Jewish, helping to establish him as a cultural touchstone for those that would follow, including Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld

Seen here recording his album I Want To Leave You With The Words Of A Great Comedian in 1963: Mason’s acerbic brand of comedy was undeniably Jewish, helping to establish him as a cultural touchstone for those that would follow, including Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld



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