Jackie Mason filed a lawsuit against Queens College last week after he said the school took advantage of his goodwill while trying to fill a hole left in its schedule left by the death of his friend, George Carlin, according to his lawyer.
Prior to his death in June, Carlin was scheduled to perform at the Colden Center at Queens College on Sept. 20. After he died, Mason agreed to fill in for the late comedian and perform his set “The Ultimate Jew” at the discounted price of $50,000, on the condition that tickets only be offered to students, faculty and alumni and cost no more than $40 apiece.
“[Mason] was going to dedicate the show to Carlin,” Mason’s attorney, Raoul Felder, said. “But it was on that condition. That was the deal.”
Felder said the comic pulled out of the show after the college allegedly opened sales of the show to the public and began charging as much as $100 per ticket.
Felder said the lawsuit, filed against the school and promoter Friend Entertainment in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, seeks to collect the $50,000 that Mason would have been paid for performing the show.
“They broke the contract,” he said.
Qns College tried funny business: Suit