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Jackie Mason, widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, will play three successive shows at the legendary Adelphi Theatre in London on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June 2015. Coming on the heels of the UK's general election, Mason's brand new show will be an evening of his trademark pungent satire, and brilliant observation, with a particular eye for the Anglo-American political scene, pop culture and current events. His latest targets include 50 Shades of Grey, the Kardashians, President Obama and Syria, the Milliband brothers, Madonna and the Apple Watch.
Now more popular than ever, Mason spends most of the year performing in Florida, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and every major city in between. He will bring this show to London after 15 weeks on the road in the US in 2015 alone. His last show ‘Fearless’ played to sell-out crowds at the Wyndhams’s Theatre in London’s West End. It was due to be his farewell UK show, but Mason says "At my age I'm supposed to have passed away a year and a half ago already, but since I'm still here I need to keep busy."
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Jackie Mason was raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan surrounded by rabbis and at age 25, Jackie Mason was himself ordained a rabbi (like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and three brothers). Three years later, he quit to become a comedian because, as he says, “Somebody in the family had to make a living.” From his humble comic beginnings in New York’s ‘Borscht Belt’, Mason has gone on to hold the record for the longest-running one-man show in Broadway history and the longest-running stand-up show in the history of the West End. Not counting his TV appearances, Mason has been seen live by over 7 million people and in the process has won the Tony, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Ace, the Emmy Award and a Grammy nomination.
Throughout this time he has performed regularly in London, which he regards as his second home, including at the Royal Albert Hall, the Dominion, the Royal Festival Hall, the London Palladium, the Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and his record-breaking run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Beloved around the world, Jackie Mason has been honoured by many including South African President Nelson Mandela, the UK's Oxford University, and scores of other organizations. With eight Royal Command Performances for Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie has had the honour more than any other American entertainer, and is the only American to have hosted the show. Jackie Mason is based in New York, but he lives on the road entertaining his many loyal long-time fans and the legions of new fans he earns each year.