Jackie Mason, Comic Who Perfected Amused Outrage, Dies at 93

Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women and his own inadequacies.

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FILE - Actor/comedian Jackie Mason stands beside a bus displaying a sign advertising his TV show, 1992. Mason, a rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty brand of standup comedy got laughs from nightclubs in the Catskills to West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manhattan, the celebrity lawyer Raoul Felder told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)
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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. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raoul Felder told The Associated Press. The irascible Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and…

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