Last week you’ll recall that I photographed Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with Angel Porrino, from E!’s “Holly’s World” at Invincible Pictures in Northern Liberties as they shot a commercial for Flixfling. A few days later he turned up in Atlantic City with another stunning blond, Emily Conner.
Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling tells me that he and Emily went to see Don Rickles at The Borgata Music Box on last Friday night and The O’Jays at The Hilton on Saturday night.
“Don knows me and heard I was in the crowd. He said, ‘Not working on a Friday, Jackie? Tell your agent there’s this great new invention…the phone.’ “
After Don’s show we went back to his dressing room for a quick hello to Don & his wife Barbara, and also met the legendary Tony O, Don’s closest guy.
In 2001 I gave Les Paul a joke that he used every night from then until he passed on in June 2009. It’s perfect for Don, so I gave it to him.
“I tried that Viagra. I made me feel like a condemned building with a new flagpole.”
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