A longtime fixture of radio’s Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1971.
While touring as a national headliner, Martling released three comedy LP’s, 1979′s “What Did You Expect?,” 1980′s “Goin’ Ape!,” and 1981′s “Normal People Are People You Don’t Know That Well” (all digitally reissued from Oglio Records). He blindly sent the three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City in 1982, and Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. in 1986, Jackie became a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s show.