Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling - Early Show
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
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Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling
For eighteen years (1983-2001) a fixture of radio & television's Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was born and raised in East Norwich, a tiny hamlet on the glorious North Shore of Long Island, New York. He graduated in 1966 from Oyster Bay High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1971.
In March 1979, to promote the fledgling Long Island comedy scene and the stand-up shows he was producing, he created a dirty joke line, "Use Your Finger! Dial (516) 922-WINE!," which has been in uninterrupted operation ever since [516-922-9463].
In 1982, after founding "Governor's Comedy Shop" in Levittown on Long Island and touring as a national headliner, on a suggestion from a Washington DC comedy club owner, he blindly sent his three self-produced LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City. Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. In 1986, Jackie became a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s radio and TV shows, and as they say, the rest is history.
Jackie still works all around the country performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man,” and guests on many of the top national radio shows and podcasts.
He Tweets a joke every day at 4:20pm ... follow him on Twitter, @JackieMartling.
JOHN BEGAN HIS COMEDY CAREER AS A JOKE WRITER FOR RADIO PERSONALITIES THEN WROTE FOR JAY LENO AND JOAN RIVERS. JOHN HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES WITH HIS APTLY TITLED " JOHN KENSIL SHOW" A SARCASTIC TAKEOFF ON THE OLD DEAN MARTIN SHOW WITH JOHN AS HOST AND A CAST OF OFFBEAT CHARACTER COMEDIANS DROPPING IN.
JOHN ENTERED THE STAND UP COMEDY ARENA WHILE ATTENDING TEMPLE UNIVERSITY. HIS HUMOR STYLE CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS TAKING AN ORDINARY SITUATION AND CREATING A TWISTED VIEW ON IT, (MUCH LIKE A PARTY CLOWN MAKING BALOON ANIMALS). HE HAS WORKED WITH MANY NATIONAL COMEDIANS AND WHEN MOST WERE ASKED TO DESCIBE JOHN KENSIL THE USUAL REPLY WAS- " JOHN KENSIL? DIDN'T HE PARK MY CAR?"