Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: May 4, 2008 (limited)

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Synopsis

Filmmaker Barry Avrich's (The Last Mogul: Life and Times of Lew Wasserman) documentary record of Jackie Mason's "farewell" 2008 New York show.

The controversial comedian, who comes from a long line of rabbis, is known for taking borscht belt style humour to politically incorrect extremes -- pushing the boundaries with impeccable timing and aggressive, stand-up delivery. Mason's one-man comedy show took Broadway by storm years ago.

Here, he takes on contemporary issues, with bits on Elliot Spitzer, Barack Obama and other political figures.

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