Popularly known as ‘Jackie the Joke Man,’ Jackie Martling has come a long way from working as a guitarist to now being counted among the most renowned of people in the world of comedy. The former head writer of “The Howard Stern Show,” Jackie Martling is a man of many talents as he has dabbled with various professions, like stand-up comedy, writing, radio hosting and acting. Now, let’s have a close look on Jackie Martling’s Net Worth in 2019.
Jackie Martling was born on 14 February 1948 in Mineola, New York and was named John Martling at birth. He then went on to complete his school education from two acclaimed institutions of New York called the James H. Vernon School and the Oyster Bay High School. He later graduated from the Michigan State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Growing up Jackie Martling only had two passions- music and gymnastics on which he spent much of his time. Born into a family of six, Jackie was the eldest of the 4 sons born to his parents. His love for music remained with him even when he reached college where he went on to join a band as its singer-cum-guitarist.
After graduating from the university, Jackie worked at various odd jobs in Michigan and Denver before eventually deciding to tap on a talent that he was probably born with- the talent of comedy. Looking back at his hilarious works now it’s not hard to realize that Jackie perhaps, inherited his father’s style of joke telling and his mother’s scathing wit, which as a matter of fact he has admitted himself.
Jackie Martling began his career as a singer-cum-guitarist in a band called “The Off-Hour Rockers.” This exposure gave him the opportunity to explore not only his passion for music but also allowed him to unravel the comic in him with quick comic acts in between shows. By 1976, Jackie Martling was almost certain comedy was his true calling in life and began looking for the right opportunity, which he eventually got with a bit of luck.
He jumped at the chance of performing at the “Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club” when one of the day’s scheduled performers was late. He made the most out of the sudden turn of events and managed to impress the audience with his comic timing and disarming charm. After this, Jackie Martling came out with “What Did You Expect?” his first ever comedy album.
By 1981, Jackie’s comedy career was already on its way to success with many of his jokes being included in the “Rick Dee’s Program,” a radio show hosted by renowned comedian Rick Dees. In 1983, Jackie Martling appeared on the “Howard Stern Show” in a guest segment, an association which eventually became a frequent one and eventually in 1986, he was hired as a full-time writer for the show thereby, catapulting him to immense fame and recognition.
Jackie Martling also holds a record for being the first ever comedian to get an opportunity to showcase his comic skills at New York’s most happening club known as the B.B. King Blues Club. His other works include a collection of five joke books, the most famous of them being “Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling’s Disgustingly Dirty Joke Book.” Jackie Martling has also been a part of many films throughout his career, like “The Aristocrats” and “White Irish Drinkers” to name a few.
Currently, Jackie Martling posts a joke on his Twitter account every day at 4:20 pm.
Awards and Achievements
Jackie Martling was awarded the Best Supporting Actor for the short film “Jokebitch” at New York International Film and Video Festival. Although he has only one award to his credit, his achievements are numerous.
Net Worth of Jackie Martling
The estimated net worth of Jackie Martling is about $2.5 million. Apart from appearing in many movies and TV shows, Jackie Martling has also honed his comedy skills; both of which have earned him a huge amount of money. He also has a successful career in radio. The salary from “The Howard Stern Show” has added a fair amount to his net worth.
Jackie Martling has had quite a successful career in comedy and otherwise. He has been doing comedy for over forty years now and is best known for his non-formal way of comedy. Surprisingly, he doesn’t write his own jokes. He derives them from various old books he used to read as a child.