Jackie Martling: The Joke Man

Jackie Martling (born John Coger Martling, Jr. on February 14, 1948) is an American comedian, comedy writer and radio personality. He is best known for being a writer on The Howard Stern Show from 1983-2001. Jackie Martling was born in Mineola, New York on Long Island. He attended Oyster Bay High School, in Oyster Bay, New York, and earned a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1971. Martling is of English, French, and Dutch ancestry. Martling began his show business career as a musician on Long Island, New York, playing with an original music and comedy trio, "The Off Hour Rockers," until the late 1970s, when he began telling jokes on stage, solo. Jackie's partners in the "Off Hour Rockers" were Chris Bates on guitar and Herbie "King of the Honky Tonks" Werner on keyboards. He eventually segued into performing full time as a stand-up comedian. Jackie's initial breakthrough into major radio came in 1981, when longtime writer/producer of the Rick Dees Morning...

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