Jackie Mason (born June 9, 1931) is an American stand-up comedian and movie actor.
Born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, he grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City.
Mason graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York. At age 25, he was ordained a rabbi (as his three brothers, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather ... more »
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''This is the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than sex.''Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Daily Telegraph (London, February 17, 1989).
''If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.''Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).