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(The Daily Beast)   Legendary standup comedian Mort Sahl no longer standing up at 94   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-10-26 10:50:30 PM  
It's cliche, but yeah dead years ago thought I
 
2021-10-27 2:09:39 AM  
When it rains it pours.
 
2021-10-27 3:25:33 AM  

Porous Horace: When it rains it pours.


Took me a while, but I got it.
 
2021-10-27 3:27:58 AM  
good riddance
 
2021-10-27 3:47:57 AM  
MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!
Youtube dpRJaRbo3yw
 
2021-10-27 6:14:24 AM  
Never heard of him amazingly.  Probably because I'm not cool and not quite old enough.
 
2021-10-27 6:21:38 AM  

beakerxf: [YouTube video: MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!]


Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.
 
2021-10-27 6:41:52 AM  
The guy Lenny Bruce stole material from.

None of his stuff aged well. It was cringey even in the 80s. His main contribution is better, smoother delivery.
 
2021-10-27 6:54:33 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: beakerxf: [YouTube video: MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!]

Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.


Did you watch the whole damn 68 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. When did the outrage occur?
 
2021-10-27 7:18:18 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Exile On Beale Street: beakerxf: [YouTube video: MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!]

Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.

Did you watch the whole damn 68 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. When did the outrage occur?


Yes I did. Nothing funny, just a bunch of smug narcissistic macho bullshiat. And surprisingly misogynistic, even for 1970. Just a farking combative prick asshole.
 
2021-10-27 7:56:06 AM  
Ok, I watched the earlier chalkboard sketch from TFA. That was clever and funny. I'll admit he was important and influential in his early years, but I stand by my comments about that Dick Cavett travesty.
 
2021-10-27 8:26:31 AM  
R.I.P. funny man.
 
2021-10-27 8:43:40 AM  
RIP Long-time funny g....

Truthman: good riddance


Another Government Employee: None of his stuff aged well. It was cringey even in the 80s.


Exile On Beale Street: Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.


....backs out of thread slowly....
 
2021-10-27 10:09:37 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Exile On Beale Street: beakerxf: [YouTube video: MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!]

Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.

Did you watch the whole damn 68 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. When did the outrage occur?


Watch the second half for the odd non-eye contact, flop sweat, body shifting, the confusing gotcha questions no one understands, and desperation to get the audience on his side by bragging about things written about himself.

The guy was comfortable saying outrageous things until John Simon walked out and challenged him. It's more embarrassment than outrage.
 
2021-10-27 10:58:58 AM  
Sahl was the libbiest of strident leftists. Then, the 80s came along and he embraced Saint Raygun.
Fark him.
 
2021-10-27 11:18:04 AM  
Mort Sahl "Politics" on The Ed Sullivan Show
Youtube tqiJhxzV_LI


This one aged better. By 1970 Sahl's career had been trashed by Camelot Inc. after he wouldn't stop making jokes about the Kennedys, and he got a mite bitter--not unlike Lenny, when he was hounded by the cops.
 
2021-10-27 11:40:59 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: Barricaded Gunman: Exile On Beale Street: beakerxf: [YouTube video: MORT SAHL FIGHTS ON DICK CAVETT SHOW!]

Wow. What a stupid disgusting POS. Apparently nothing of value was lost.

Did you watch the whole damn 68 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. When did the outrage occur?

Yes I did. Nothing funny, just a bunch of smug narcissistic macho bullshiat. And surprisingly misogynistic, even for 1970. Just a farking combative prick asshole.


Ugh, I went back and skipped through it more, and that WAS some bullsh*t. I've heard the name Mort Sahl my whole life, but this is the first time I've actually seen him. His stand-up was awkward and inane, and his couch chatter was dickish, unclever and smug. How is this guy such a legend?
 
2021-10-27 1:54:04 PM  
I guess Mort Sahl dropped the 'S' from his name...

...he was Mort Ahl after all.
 
2021-10-27 7:40:18 PM  
My wife and I saw him at The Hungry i back in 1956 when I was on leave from the Army. He was an interesting mix of being what they used to call a square and being a beatnik. He was very clean-cut but filled with poetry and righteous indignation. Later, about 2 blocks down, we saw Lenny Bruce and he was a very similar kind of comic. When Lenny died, my wife said, "What will become of Mort?" Well, he lived over sixty years longer than Lenny, that's what! We were both amazed to find he had been alive all this time.
 
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