Popular comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93
The Rabbi (teacher) turned comedian and actor has died at the age of 93.
Ordained as a Rabbi before adapting the show business in the 1950s, the comedian is well recognized for his social commentary, talk show appearances and one-man shows on the broadway.
To his name, Mason has bagged several awards including a Tony award and an Emmy For voicing krusty, the clowns father on the Simpsons.
Comedians around the world have paid tribute to comic star on social media.
“Truly on of the funniest shows I have seen…ever,” actor Henry Winkler tweeted.
“Thank you Jackie…” He expressed.
The comedian born Yacob Maza in Sheboygan, winsconsin in 1928, moved to New York with his family when he was five.
The iconic star comes from a lineage of rabbi’s whose steps he followed when he was ordained, and lead congregations in north Carolina and Pennsylvania”
The comedian later tells the Chicago Tribune of how non- Jewish people
“Would come to the congregation just to hear sermons” because he told so many jokes.
He fully concentrated on comedy and took it on full time when his father died in the 1950s.
Based on his accent, a combination of New York and Jewish accents. His humor was based on pun, innuendo and sometimes politically incorrect humor.
The comedian was a registered Republican and later made statements in defence of Ex US president Donald Trump. The comedian was also pro-isreal.
Jackie was hospitalized in his last days and died at the New York mount Sinai hospital on Saturday.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
The iconic comic star has departed with his contagious sense of humor.