Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt ...

Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt ...
Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt ...
Jackie Mason passes away at 93 after an unparalleled career as a borscht belt comic whose standup career took him from the Catskills to Broadway

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Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93.

The borscht belt comedian passed away at a Manhattan, New York City hospital, as confirmed by his longtime friend, lawyer Raoul Felder, to the New York Times.

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In the tradition of Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield, Mason's biting and acerbic brand of comedy was also undeniably Jewish, helping him to establish himself as a cultural touchstone for those that would follow, including Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

RIP: Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93; seen here in 2005

RIP: Jackie Mason, whose style of comedy was unmistakably and uniquely his own, has died at the age of 93; seen here in 2005

Mason was born in 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as Yacov Moshe Maza to

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