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The Yiddish Zinger
Michael Waterman | California USA | 06/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jackie Mason zings just about everyone on this great CD. He looks at the world from a uniquely Jewish perspective and lets the chips fall where they may. While torching both liberals and conservatives, he has fun with everyone. His preoccupation with Jewish views and attitudes about food and Jews' relationships with gentiles permeate his "Shtick". To fully appreciate his comedy, one needs to be potically aware of the Middle East situation and the "players" in the area. His Yiddish accent and style add to his warmth, but could make it more difficult for the "untrained" ear to fully appreciate his wit. All-in-all, this is a very funny, endearing album that I heartily recommend."
It's up to you!!
mobby_uk | London United Kingdom | 06/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Along with Bill Hicks, Jackie Mason is my favorite stand up comedian.
While there is so much anger and frustartion in Hick's genuis comedy, Mason shrugs his shoulders, relaxed, and observant.
While Hicks wanted to start revolutions, Mason made fun of everything and anything in a non-committal style.
Mason, the ex rabbi is jewish, very..He says so himself, when he always stresses in his shows that the jews find him too jewish, and certainly his humour relies largely on the difference between jews and gentiles, which is what made him famous.
But to pigeonhole him as a jewish comedian is unfair, because he delivers the laughs in the other topics he tackles, from Clinton and Bush, Shakespeare and ballet, to Newscasters and Weather forcasts. It is his style, timing and delivery that makes him different from the other comedians, and although some of the subjects do recurr a lot in his shows, despite the sometimes misleading 'brand new' tags,it is always very funny to hear.
As a brit of arab origin, many people are quite surprised by how much I rave about Jackie Mason, especially because he tackles political issues in his shows, and is an obvious supporter of Israel, and my answer is always the same,
comedy, is like music, an art form that is sophisticated and can help to bring people together regardless of culture and faiths, in an intellectual platform and Jackie Mason, has made me laugh my head off over the years, and for that, he is a true artist, regardless what he is and what his political affiliations are.
Pity there aren't many recordings of his available on CDs. In UK where he has gained a large following, there are more titles available, but nonetheless I hope there will be more release of this talented comedian."
Robert Lyons | Reno, Nevada USA | 08/31/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Informatively, I have Mason's DVD's, which I quite enjoy.
However, this CD, labelled, "BRAND NEW," contains many repeats and
situations. In fact, at times I was ahead of Jackie Mason, mouthing word for word the joke and situation he was leading up to me.
Mason spoke as if he was rushing to meet a deadline, to the extent that much of the CD sounded like gibberish. For most of this CD I sat stone faced and suspected that perhaps the applause and clapping of hands were canned.
Mason, in my opinion, went overboard in his use of obscenities,
loudly and in his asides,seemingly contrived for shock value.
As for me, I think that this mislabelled, "BRAND NEW," CD was a
flop, and I would not care to have it in my collection for fear
of the impression I would leave after my demise.
So, another item destined for my shredder.
Finally, I would recommend the Mason DVD's, which I would have preferred with a slower delivery and less obscenities that add
little to his performance.