Mason in 2006
|Birth name||Yacov Moshe Maza|
June 9, 1931 |
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
|Alma mater||City College of New York (B.A.)|
|Years active||late 1950sâ€“present|
|Spouse||Jyll Rosenfeld (1991â€“present)|
|Notable works and roles||The World According to Me and Jackie Mason on Broadway|
|Website||Jackie Mason website|
I can't predict the future and I don't have respect for people who try to.
It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times.
My material is as new as anything on the dinner table. What difference does it make if I'm 70 or if I'm 20? The audience knows they aren't getting any old stories from me.
I can't pretend that I'm a great student of the art of comedy because anybody that becomes philosophical about humour doesn't know what he's talking about.
I have nothing but love in my heart and everything I say is just an instrument for laughs.
I've been watching politics for 35 or 40 years and you just never know. You can have one person win the Iowa caucus and then the whole picture changes ten minutes later. The same thing can happen again after New Hampshire. I have no idea what's going to happen with our country in the future.
Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant – even if they wanted to be one?