Sheba Mason is a comedienne who stars in the musical comedy, “702 Punchlines & Pregnant.” This show at the Broadway Comedy Club focuses on the love affair between the comedian Jackie Mason and her mother. The show was written by her mother, Ginger Reiter, and includes about 25 songs arranged by Markus Hauck.
The musical is set in Florida and the characters are representations of real-life figures such as the arrogant father, Jackie, and the spunky mother, Ginger. Ginger sued Mason more than 20 years ago to claim that Mason was the father of her child. Mason denied it and countered with a libel suit. Reiter then wrote a musical about her romance with Mason which violated the judge's gag order and landed her in jail for five days. In the end, Mason was finally ordered to submit to a blood test and Reiter was proven right.
Through songs and comedic scenes, the lively Sheba Mason gets to play her mother who falls in love with the actor playing her father to become pregnant. Adding to the flavor of the play are statements from Mason saying that the elder Jackie Mason does not approve of the act at all. It could play in her favor, since comedy works best when people can make fun of themselves.
Fans of the show have celebrated the success of the show by saying, “Lovechild Sheba Mason playing her own Mother in love with her own Father? What a blast!”
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