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October 09, 1987 - Image 75

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-10-09

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MON.-SUN.

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1 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Why is Jackie Mason so
funny? Then again, why are
so many comedians Jewish?
Is it something in the seltzer?
In the gene pool?
"It has nothing to do with
Jewish genes," he says. "You
find the answer in history.
"Jewish peole have always
been persecuted; they need
something to help them bat-
tle back. Jews have always
been out of the mainstream."
Humor, adds Mason, has
helped them swim against
the tide.
Humor may also have
helped Mason overcome feel-
ings of his own inadequacy. "I
felt that I was left out of my
own family," he says. "I was
the fourth son after three
genius brothers. One, Ber-
nard, graduated from high
school at 2, then college at 4.
He didn't get 100 on his tests,
he got 200.
"I was the idiot of the fami-
ly," he says. "They considered
me the Dumbo of the family."
"Dumbo" can fly on his own
now. Indeed, Mason reported-
ly helped with the publication
of his brother Bernard's book,
With Fury Poured Out — A
Torah Perspective on the
Holocaust.
The Torah has taught
Jackie Mason a thing or two
about life; what it hasn't
taught him is how to deal
with Jews who feel threaten-
ed by the comic's Jewishness.
"I'm always hearing from
other Jews that I'm too
Jewish," he says, angry. "Fun-
ny, the gentiles think I'm
very funny, but my fellow
Jews think I'm too Jewish."
The Kibbitzer is not kid-
ding as he says this. Anti-
Semitism, acknowledges
Mason, sometimes begins at
home.
But tell Jackie Mason he
looks and sounds Jewish, and
he says, "God bless you!"
He is proud of the
characteristics that separate
Jew from gentile. "Every Jew
is an expert; every Jew loves
food," he says. "What do you
think Jews talk about for
breakfast? Where to eat
lunch. At lunch, where
should we have dinner. Din-
ner, where should we have cof-
fee?" -
And then there is the
ultimate dilemma: "Where
should we have cake?"
There is a chuckle in
Mason's voice, which seems
only appropriate. After the
pain of breaking from his
family's rabbinical tradition,
of weathering the Sullivan
controversy, of parrying over
Jews' barbs that he sounds
too Jewish, Jackie Mason has
arrived a hit on Broadway.
And now Jackie Mason is
having the last laugh. ❑

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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