Jackie's back! Armed with all-new material, the reigning king of one-man shows - the irascible, irreplaceable and incomparable Jackie Mason - debuts his 7th one-man comedy tour de force Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed in a ... more »preview show filmed live in Canada. The show focuses on, among other new topics, same-sex marriages, stock market fraud, celebrities on trial, the epidemic of new diets, and politics.« less
Genres:Comedy Sub-Genres:Stand-Up Studio:Standing Room Only Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 02/22/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 1hr 40min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 2 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"As a fan of Jackie Mason, I have only praise for him. After seeing him Live on Broadway, "freshly squeezed" lived up to my expectations as have all of his shows, which I've attended. However, the DVD does no justice to the performance in NEW YORK. Who decided to make the taping of the DVD in front of a Canadian audience. You cannot beat a Live New York Audience. The jokes were perfectly excuted, joke after joke. He was on a role, as usual. I didn't have time to stop laughing. Thank God for the therapeutic singing. His Father wanted him to be a Rabbi. I bet he never imagined that he would be singing on Broadway. The jokes were fresh and up to date. If laugther is medicine for the soul, Mr.Mason is my doctor."
I. Fleishman | Deland, FL. USA | 04/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to the claim on the box, Jackie's newest is mostly a rehash of old jokes without any comic energy. Early in the show Jackie passes aimless conversation with the audience off as "new" material. Even Jackie becomes frustrated at one point when he asks whether anyone is actually there in the audience. When his rambling fails to capture the audience he pulls material from his Broadway show out of his hat but without any comic energy. In fact, Jackie seems tired or bored throughout the show. Uncharacteristic for Jackie, his show seems unrehearsed and unplanned...as if he was asked to get up and wing it. Don't bother investing in this DVD as the title is misleading and the performance is poor."
A wonderful comedian... but not here
Z. Simons | Cambridge, UK | 12/26/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Jackie Mason is one of the great stand-ups, but you wouldn't know it from this performance. The production values are almost non-existent: 1 camera at the back of the auditorium which moves in and out of focus, no extras, no music, no features. All this, of course, would be immaterial if the show were magic. But it isn't. He's a little off his game, the audience takes a while to warm up (vehement anti-french gags don't go down well in Canada) and, as everyone else has said, the material is far from '100%' new. This is part of Jacky Mason's charm, and even the new bits feel familiar... it's in his tone, timing and expressions. But all three are off-key in this performance, so this DVD's only for completists. First-timers should look to buy a recording of Mason on Broadway or in the West End, where he always rises to the occasion!"
"Laugh 'til you drop"
Miranda Wright | New York, New York | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD of Jackie Mason's Live performance at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City is fabulous. I attended his show this past summer and watching this DVD, was like seeing the show one more time. I love Mr. Mason's political satire humor and I'm glad he's back. If you are a fan of Mr. Mason and his type of humor, then you should definitely add this DVD to your comedic collection. You will definitely "laugh 'til you drop.""
Supertad | Cape Town, South Africa | 01/15/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What a huge disappointment. Despite what it says on the box - that this is 100% new material - it is in fact all stale material with a very occasional (and superficial) re-focus. I am a Mason fan, but this clear disregard for his fans' money and gullibility is disappointing"