Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling - Early Show

Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling - Early Show

Rich Harkaway

Sat, August 19, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 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.
Rich Harkaway
Rich Harkaway has been in the Comedy business for 30 years with a long break in the middle to become a urologic surgeon. His relaxed brand of dark humor makes him a fan favorite wherever he goes and he has shared the stage with David Brenner, Kevin Hart, and Jim Gaffigan.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org