Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling is a comedian/radio personality/actor/author/singer-songwriter. For eighteen years (1983-2001) he was Head Writer and a fixture on radio & television's Howard Stern Show.
In March 1979, to promote the fledgling Long Island comedy scene and the stand-up shows he was producing, he created a dirty joke line, "Use Your Finger! Dial (516) 922-WINE!," which has been in uninterrupted operation ever since [516-922-9463].
In 1982, after founding "Governor's Comedy Shop" in Levittown on Long Island and touring as a national headliner, on a suggestion from a Washington DC comedy club owner, he blindly sent his three self-produced LP's to Howard Stern upon Howard's arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City. 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 radio and TV shows, and as they say, the rest is history.
Born and raised in East Norwich, NY, a tiny hamlet on the glorious North Shore of Long Island, New York, he graduated in 1966 from Oyster Bay High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1971.
Jackie still works all around the country performing his solo act of rapid-fire jokes and his classic finale, "Stump the Joke Man." Jackie is a guest on many of the top national radio shows and podcasts. You can follow him on Twitter @JackieMartling.