2005-12-09 / Community

Jackie Mason,

December 18

Jackie Mason will perform one hilarious show at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, December 18th at 7 pm. Tickets are $51 and are available at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at www.northforktheatre.com.

Jackie Mason will once again entertain Long Island audiences with his up to the minute musings on current events and whatever else strikes him as funny. Unafraid to tackle any subject, no matter how controversial, Mr. Mason examines everything from sexual harassment to racism to the White House. His uncompromising views have led him to be called an “equal opportunity offender” by some, but no one can deny Mason’s dedication to finding the truth at the heart of an issue and, however painful it may be, presenting it in a way that inspires laughter and understanding.

Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1937, and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Mason grew up surrounded by rabbis. His three brothers are rabbis. His father was a rabbi, so were his grandfathers, his great-grandfather and his great-great grandfather. It comes as no surprise that Mason was a Cantor until the age of 25 when he was ordained a rabbi. Three years later, he quit his synagogue to become a comedian because, as he says, “Someone in the family had to make a living.” He has been featured in films, among them “Caddyshack II,” television and commercials, in addition to theatre and stand-up comedy.

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