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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by stxrus, Oct 26, 2021.
One of my favorite comedians. A great career
Wow, I thought he passed ages ago. Great plitical commentary and comedian.
he had a 90 minute show every weeknight on channel 13 when I was a kid... it was called both sides now. it was awesome. George Putnam was on the show too and they used to debate like crazy... and I always felt smarter when I watched.... I loved the show and thought Mort was a pretty smart guy. most of the time.... this is kind of a wild episode.
there was another show like this that had Mort Sahl too and another that was called 'tempo' that was great too...
big time talk and in depth.
Hugely influential comic. Woody Allen was quoted by his biographer Eric Lax as saying, that Sahl “‘was the best thing I ever saw. He was like Charlie Parker in jazz,’ Woody said many years ago. ‘There was a need for a revolution, everybody was ready for the revolution. But some guy had to come along who could perform the revolution and be great. Mort was the one.’”
But the transition period was rough for many. Bob Hope, hosting the Academy Awards, once introduced Sahl by saying, “Here he is, the favorite of nuclear physicists everywhere!”
Always like Mort
I saw Mort Sahl and Don McLean at The Bitter End in November, 1969 when no one really knew Don McLean and Mort Sahl was at a pretty low point in his career. I think it may have been a Sunday night and the crowd was pretty sparse, probably no more than 25 people. My friends and I hung out at the end of the show and struck up a conversation with Mort, and he walked most of the way to the subway with us.
RIP. Smart, funny man.
Some say he was the father of modern day social and political satire.
Maybe the last of another era. Adios.
Also was a very early critic of the Warren Report on the JFK assassination.
Kudos to Mort. RIP
"The Rise and Fall of the Comedian Who Revolutionized Stand-Up
Without Mort Sahl, it’s hard to imagine the likes of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, or Dave Chappelle"
Me as well. RIP.
Rest In Peace .
Part of the education of many Western guys, from our era. Probably had more genuine impact on us than Lenny Bruce. I'd might've had a softer spot for someone like Studs Terkel or Art Buchwald, but our young world would have been impoverished without Mort Sahl.
He is dead? He's from the generation of smart comedians. Vale Mort!