Yes, the late, overly plump Jackie Vernon. Fairly soft-spoken and low-key for his time, and his girth. It was sad to lose him.<quoted text>
No, I know he's a conservative. I'm a Libertarian. I saw him on tv in the 60's when I was a kid so I am very familiar with him. He was a rabbi as nearly all his male relatives are. I read that he spoke like any other New Yorker, but specifically acquired that thick Jewish accent, and that his relatives do not speak like that.
Speaking of stand up comics, do you remember and did you like, Jackie Vernon ?(I did) LOL
Jackie Mason wouldn't have been the first comic to develop a comic style.
Now I have to come up with a Libertarian comic. Hmmmm..........Ron Paul?