Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling

Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling

Ian Fidance

Sat, December 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling
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.
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance
A delicious cup of tea best drank live, Ian's comedy has been described as "bizarre yet funny" by The Interrobang. He can be heard every week on Comedy Central Radio's "You Up?" with Nikki Glaser, is a regular guest on SiriusXM radio's The Bennington Show, Duncan Trussell's Family Hour podcast, and the Artie Lange & Anthony Cumia Show. He's been featured in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as the Boston, Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festivals. He's written & performed in sketches for Above Average, Conde Nast, and Funny or Die, and was commissioned by Nike to write & star in a live media presentation for their "Hyper" line of athletic wear. Fidance made his stand up TV debut on the third season of AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live," can be seen on the upcoming season of "Talk 30 to Me" on VH1, was recently featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has a real happenin' podcast called "Ian Fidance's Wild World," available for download on iTunes.

After working a million jobs while growing up an only child to a single mother in Delaware, Ian has grown to be a live force and a stand out stand up with a fresh, positive voice in comedy. He can be seen nightly riding his bike(cycle) everywhere sharing his unique point of view and wild stories at places like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, UCB Theatre, the Creek & the Cave, Union Hall, and The Bell House. Every month he hosts a live stand up & animation show called "Picture This!" at Union Hall in Brooklyn. He'll hit the road often playing clubs and independent venues all across the country, but will usually use his car for that.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org