He’s the man who wrote many of the jokes you heard on Howard Stern during the 1980s and 90s, and over a decade since leaving the show, he’s still going strong. In fact, the 64-year-old Martling does Jackie’s Joke Hunt radio show on Sirius XM on Howard Stern’s channel 101.
The famed comedian and writer will be headlining the Turning Point in Piermont, 8:30 p.m. on October 26. Tickets are $20 online at www.openwideproductions.com or $25 at the door.
Martling spoke with the Rockland County Times from his New York studio where he was recording this week’s show for the satellite network. On the show he and guests including producer Jamie Rosen of Rockland get together and tell jokes, and people from all over the U.S.A. and Mexico and Canada call in with jokes.
In Piermont, at the Turning Point, Martling says he will tell jokes as he has been doing since 1979 when he started out in comedy clubs on Long Island, where he was born. None of his family was in show business, but Jackie says his mom and dad, two brothers and a sister are funnier than he is.
Martling describes his humor to the Rockland County Times as not topical or political, but as “naughty” and “very funny.” Telling dirty jokes is an art, he states.
“I’m a joke teller and I have the largest collection of jokes in the world,” Martling claims.
He also does albums and CDs, the latest of which is called “Snart CDs.” Tickets and infomation at the Turning Point Cafe. J