John DeBellis: Jackie Martling Interview
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A few months back I was a guest on Jackie's radio show and quickly realized that one of the things that makes Jackie so funny is an inner child-like spark that he brings to the stage and his personal life. He reminds me of Red Skelton, in the sense that his act and stage presence is all about having fun. Most of us know Jackie "The Joke Man's" many credits: radio personality, stand-up comedian, comedy writer, singer-songwriter and eighteen years as a cast member and head writer of one of the greatest radio dynasties of all time, The Howard Stern Show. But I learned there's a lot more to this very nice, very funny man.
DeBellis: Jackie, I recently learned that you're involved with using humor to help special needs children, more specifically autistic children. I think your approach is quite unique.
Martling: I have a few kids' joke gadgets that are really fun, and they help kids fall in with other kids big time. They're ice-breakers. And anything that gets kids mov
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