Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Jack Carter, now 91 years old, was one of the most prolific stand-up comedians in television history. Born Jack Chakrin in Brooklyn, he had a long-running comedy act similar to fellow rapid-paced contemporaries, Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam.
Twenty-two years ago, Carter was the featured stand-up comic at a special Friars Club Welcome Back to Brooklyn dinner. We found a seven-minute-long video clip of him delivering a series of jokes and a monologue describing life among the condominium dwellers of south Florida. It's classic Carter.
And he's still doing it! Below you'll find a current video clip of Jack Carter that's included in the documentary film When Jews Were Funny.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)