Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed

  • Date:
    March 1, 2005

    Written by: Jackie Mason
    Directed by: Jackie Mason
    Starring: Jackie Mason
    Synopsis: Freshly Squeezed focuses on, among other new topics, same-sex marriages, stock market fraud, celebrities on trial, the epidemic of new diets and, in an election year, politics, politics and more politics..

    What the critics had to say.....

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD of the NEW YORK TIMES says � The intensity of his fans' enjoyment doesn't really correspond to the sharpness or freshness of his observations.�
    CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �I found myself missing those wickedly apt Jew/gentile jokes, and much of the political stuff he uses now, post-presidential election, seems a trifle dog-eared. Worse, the way he barrels after his chosen themes with ever-increasing intensity leads him dangerously close to comic overkill.�
    HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "There is a rhythm to the jokes that approaches music, and that makes the evening almost mesmerizing."
    GORDON COX of NEWSDAY says "Many of his riffs seem like relics of a bygone era when people still referred to movies as "pictures," and "Sex and the City" hadn't yet propagated the news that a woman can go out on the town without bringing a man along to pay for it."
    JACQUES LE SOURD of THe JOURNAL NEWS says "If you like Jackie, you'll probably find this funny. If you don't, you probably won't. At any rate, the show finds Jackie in a genial mood. And there is much less purely ethnic humor this time, if you don't count the stuff about Indian doctors. No one will be surprised by Jackie Mason."
    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "The comedian remains wonderfully adept at stoking an audience with his quick conversational set up of gags, bull's-eye delivery of punch lines and mutterings of Yiddish as fill-in while the laughter ebbs. Looking fit and relaxed, Mason derives obvious pleasure from working a crowd. "
    JUSTIN BERGMAN of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Jackie Mason is back doing what he does best: ribald, feisty standup comedy, laced with more than a few choice curse words."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

    New York Times
    New York Post
    New York Daily News
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