Though Jackie Mason's one-man standup comedy show, Love Thy Neighbor, closed on Broadway Jan. 5, after 237 performances, the comedian is already making plans for his next. "Direct From Broadway, All New Show" is how Long Island's Westbury Music Fair is billing Mason's appearance there, Aug. 16.
Westbury spokesperson Dan Kellachan told Playbill On-Line the show was still untitled but would follow in the usual "evening with Jackie Mason" format.
Mason spokesperson Alan Locher (of Rubenstein Associates) told Playbill On-Line that Mason is currently unbooked between his last tour gig, in April, and Westbury, but that could change. Other stops on the current, post-Neighbor tour are Las Vegas (to Feb. 23), Phoenix (Feb. 27-March 2), Minneapolis (March 3-23), Syracuse (March 29) and Atlantic City's Sands Casino (April 18-19).
Love Thy Neighbor was the latest in a series of Mason's one-man shows starting in the late 1980s, including The World According To Me, in which the borscht-belt comedian expounded his view of the world. A lot of his material explores the difference between behavior of people of different ethnic groups, especially those between Jewish people and gentiles, but he's also barbed his routines with political commentary that spared neither conservatives nor liberals. He also took aim at current fads. His tart commentary on the Starbuck's coffee chain earned headlines when Love Thy Neighbor opened.
For ticket ($35) and information on the Westbury gig, call (516) 334-0800.