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Jackie Mason

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 March 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway is the American comedian Jackie Mason.

His one-man shows have been pulling in audiences for more than fifty years. Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him, he trained initially as a rabbi - and quickly acquired a reputation for being very funny.

"The people who heard my sermons kept saying to me; 'Rabbi, why aren't you a comedian?' I said to myself, maybe I should take the hint."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Jackie Mason

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