Comic Jackie Mason is bringing his standup shtick to Gotham one more time with “Jackie Mason — The Ultimate Jew,” set to play Off Broadway’s New World Stages this spring.
In the show, billed as the comedian’s final new solo work in New York, the politically inclined Mason aims to tackle election year issues.
Mason has found Broadway berths for eight variations of his Borscht Belt comedy, including a 2½-year run of “The World According to Me!” that began in 1986 and won Mason a Tony.
Last Rialto show was “Freshly Squeezed,” which had a six-month run in 2005 and then toured internationally.
His prior Broadway stint — “Laughing Room Only,” a fully staged show with backup performers — fared less well, closing less than two weeks after it opened in November 2003.
Mason’s standup showcase seems a natural fit for the leaner and meaner economics of Off Broadway.
A solo show is cheap to produce, which can offset the diminished potential grosses of Off Broadway’s smaller theater capacity — stage three at New World Stages has 499 seats.
Run of “Ultimate Jew” is slated to last 10 weeks, March 18-May 25.
Mason also puts out a show on the Talk Radio Network as well as a biweekly vid blog.