A longtime fixture of radio’s Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1971.
While touring as a national headliner, Martling released three comedy LP’s, 1979′s “What Did You Expect?,” 1980′s “Goin’ Ape!,” and 1981′s “Normal People Are People You Don’t Know That Well” (all digitally reissued from Oglio Records). He blindly sent the three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City in 1982, and 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 show.
Jackie left the show in 2001 after fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. He’s released five dirty joke CD’s, three videos, five joke books, two kids only titles, an iPhone app, JokeMaster audio gadgets and has appeared in the comedy documentary, “The Aristocrats,” as well as over a dozen other independent films. He has owned and operated a dirty joke line for the last 27 years, (516) 922-WINE, and he wrote the joke page for Penthouse magazine for 17 years.
He still works all around the country, performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man,” and is currently doing his own radio show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Howard 101, “Jackie’s Joke Hunt”.
His new release ‘snart’, available as a compact disc/DVD combo, is available now.
In 1989-90, I hosted “The Rascals Comedy Hour.” I culled the very best of my opening monologues to create another Oglio CD. The “Stump The Joke Man” footage was taped direcly following the TV tapings.
The crowds were always great, all fired up to be on television. I needed a new ten minutes every week for a year, so I went through plenty joke. Each monologue started somewhat clean and slowly or quickly got a bit or a ton fouler. It was great fun every time, and you can hear & feel it when you listen.
You can hear lots of bands from my five Oglio CD’s on “Raw Dog 104″ on Jackie’s Joke Hunt, my show on “Howard 101,” both found on Sirius-XM satellite radio.
This isn’t a “Best Of Jackie” CD. It’s a CD of jokes not found on any of my other CD’s, the “Best Of” a year of television monologues. There are no repeated jokes on any of my six CD’s (with a few very minor exceptions that slipped though the green fog).
- Jackie Martling
“Come Again?,” is a collection of the very best of The Joke Man’s six Original Red Hot, Wild, and Mild Talking Joke Book Cassettes. It includes Jackies song, FOOLS GOLD as it was re-recorded for the soundtrack of the Palisades Pictures film “Rules For Men” (in which you can also see JM as low-life lawyer, Larry Lawton.)
Come Again? The Very Best of the Original Talking Joke Book Cassettes
- Lids & Lads
- Ghosts & Gunk
- Guzzlers & Gringos
- Dopes & Danglers
- Bags & Beasts
- Jilters & Jerkers
- Squawkers & Salamis
- Superiors & Stuffers
- Potions & Preachers
- Sewers & Swiggers
- Pissers & Parkers
- Sippers & Soakers
- Mobsters & Monarchs
- Fools & The Faithful
- Callers & Coaxers
- Bunnies & Blockers
- Smilers & Swatters
- Wankers & Wipers
- Cheaters & Chompers
- Shoppers & Sisters
- Fools Gold