He is one of the older comedians still alive and yet no one talks about him like they do Betty White or Don Rickles for that matter?
You mean "why isn't Jackie Mason beloved," OP. Well, I can tell you that as a Jew, I regard Jackie Mason as the only legitimate justification of anti-Semitism. Cloaking himself in his religion, pretending that that's the reason that people hate him, he's a racist, sexist pig, who is as revolting in his personal life as he is on stage.
Don't Jews have their own forums?
Cause he's not funny.
"Why is straight me so stupid?"
He had a brief period when he was beloved, when he had that comeback show in the late 80s in NYC. But he was only popular among other New York Jews. No one else could stand him.
He's beloved as the voice of Krusty the Clown's father on "The Simpsons."
jackie's shunning his daughter has made him even unpopular with the religious jews- he is viewed as a bad father and a bad person
Wife lives in same building, but not same apartment, so that Jackie can have his girlfriends traipse in and out. Such a pig.
stop it with the stupid beloved threads. They're dumb
B/c he's ugly on a disturbing level?
Racist. Not funny. He ruined a classic by doing Caddyshack II. He is ugly. Die already.
How stupid and lazy do you have to be to type "Why is Jackie Mason beloved like Betty White?" when you meant to type "Why ISN'T Jackie Mason beloved like Betty White?" Could you not spare the five seconds necessary to proofread the title of the thread you started? Idiot.
my deepest apologies r13 on lacking 'isn't' in my title- i hang my head in awe of your perfection ... i can learn a lot from you
I never found him to be funny at all. He always seemed so bitter and dry. His jokes always seemed old fashioned and outdated. He was never an innovator.
Not lovable, old people are supposed to be lovable. Even if it is an act, its very convincing.
Jackie Mason is one step away from EGOT
He has a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award
He seems to have turned into a woman.
R18, that's a terrible thing to say about women.
OP, I realize that you were trying to be ironic at R14, but it seems to me that you can learn a lot from almost anybody.
I didn't know he was still living. But back to the original mistyped question, he wasn't funny.
Girlfriends? Who the hell would fuck him? He's fugly.
He should have let his hair go gray back in the '70s. His dye-job was/is awful. That's the main reason I couldn't stand the sight of him.
you should ask mario cantone about his stories about working with him in the movie that jackie produced and paid for that never saw the light of day
R1 has it.
Racist and sexist asshole.
Didn't he say some really nasty things about Obama?
I would guess because his brand of humor (if that's what you want to call it) appealed only to a very very very VERY small segment of the population.
Don Rickles was fucking hilarious.
Betty White is very funny.
Jackie Mason was a bore!
The Ghost of Sam Kinison
OP/R18, please also end your sentences with a period. Your illiteracy embarrasses all of us.
R28 You are most certainly retarded.
OP, I'm not perfect. But neither am I so stupid, careless, and/or lazy that I would begin a thread with a title that said the EXACT OPPOSITE of what I intended it to say, just because I couldn't spend five seconds proofreading it.
This aside from the fact that your comparison of Jackie Mason and Betty White, performers from entirely different universes in terms of style, personality, material, etc., was idiotic and pointless to begin with.
Isn't he the one who got banned from TV for shooting the finger on a live cast of the Ed Sullivan Show? Yeah, I'm talking about way back then.
Also his voice is awful.
His wife, Portia, was almost equally revolting.
r17 said that he is one step away from winning an EGOT- and looking on-line, it looks like his own management makes it seem that he has won a grammy award- but he has never one a grammy- he was nominated, but he has never won a grammy- he is lying about it- why doesn't anyone call him out on this?