Happy birthday to Joan Rivers and Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason. (GNU/Creative Commons)

Jackie Mason. (GNU/Creative Commons)

Just a little celebratory shout out to two legendary Jewish comics who each, in their own unique way, changed the American comedic landscape.

First up is comedian and “Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers, who turns 80 on Saturday. Sadly, Rivers is mourning her sister, lawyer Barbara Waxler, who passed away this week. The 300-person New York City birthday bash she planned has been put on hold, reports the New York Post.

(Joan Rivers website)

(Joan Rivers website)

Then on Sunday, shtick-master Jackie Mason will celebrate his 82nd birthday. Like Rivers, Mason is still working as hard as ever,  touring his awesome stand-up act and filling the exclusive position of the only performer my mother-in-law would ever pay money to see.

Here’s to many more funny years for both of them.

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