Tell an Italian his wife looks like a prostitute and he’ll punch you in the nose. Tell a Jewish woman she looks a prostitute and she’ll think it’s a compliment. She’ll say, “Really?!”

Jackie Mason, the greatest comedian and performer of my lifetime and yours, passed away Sunday at the age of 93.

Jackie Mason‘s career could never have happened today, for two reasons.

First, his observational humor primarily focused on the differences among ethnic and religious groups.

In many ways, America really has turned out to be the melting pot we learned about in high school civics class.


Michael Levin

New York Times bestselling author, Michael has written, planned or edited more than 700 business books, business fables, and memoirs over the past 25 years.

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