Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Classic Jackie Mason: Jewish and Gentlile Names, Occupations, and Lots More


Every time we post a Jackie Mason comedy routine we get lots of requests for more. So here's one of the best and most typical of Jackie's performances -- this one in a very large auditorium in which Jackie was wearing a yarmulke.

In the course of this ten minute clip, Jackie carries on about Jews who don't want to be seen as too Jewish, and makes fun of Jews who try to pass as gentiles. 

Along the way, he shows off some of his cantorial talents, and reflects on parents with very Jewish names who give their children non-Jewish first names, occupations that you will never see Jews working in, and the absence of obviously Jewish names among leading dress designers.

Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. Funny as ever!! Apparently he didn't perform this shtick in the USA. Anyone know where this was?

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  2. this would be better if there were closed captions

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