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CDA: Jackie Mason & Ron Pompei

Jackie Mason, the one and only! Mason was 93, though he seemed older! I saw him holding court in a booth at the Cafe Edison years ago (the restaurant was bett known to cognescenti as the Polish Tea Room).

Here he is on Broadway. I love the warmth of the audience's laughter.

And my brother Patrick alerted me to the death of Ron Pompei, who The NY Times described as an “inventor and ubiquitous infomercial pitchman.” He was 86.

Here’s an early commercial by Pompei, selling Ronco’s Chop-o-Matic:

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