Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Comedy Classic: Jackie Mason on Hospital Forms and Indian Doctors


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One of the comedians you like a lot is Jackie Mason, and we've also heard it from audiences at our comedy shows. So today we're sharing another one of Jackie's most popular routines, from his 2008 Broadway show, The Ultimate Jew.

In this video clip, Jackie carries on about the unimportant and unnecessary questions posed to patients entering a hospital for treatment, and launches into a very politically incorrect but very funny bit about how most doctors in hospitals today are Indian. 

In his routine, Jackie adopts an Indian accent as he tries to convey the communication problems that emerge when an accented doctor tries to explain medical procedures to a patient who can't understand a word of what he's being told.

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