Author Topic: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!  (Read 1112 times)

Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:48:08 AM »
Belated, but oh well... Of course, he's mostly known for revolutionizing stand-up comedy (before him was vaudeville, burlesque, and silly mother-in-law jokes), writing for JFK's Presidential campaign, or being an investigator for Jim Garrison in the only trial for JFK's murder, implicating the US government, but he acted in a dozen movies, too.

If you met him, please share.. Or if you've heard his stand-up, interviews, etc.. This is probably the only place that will garner a reply, since most people aren't aware of him unfortunately.

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 01:06:16 AM »
"Sahl" I know about him is he was a pioneering satirist who read out newspaper articles and made fun of them...I will try and devote "Mort"time to perusing more of his work.

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
"Sahl" I know about him is he was a pioneering satirist who read out newspaper articles and made fun of them...I will try and devote "Mort"time to perusing more of his work.
Cool. I would check out his interviews, too.

FYI - I had to do a lot of political research, mostly for the references and people... Anyway, please reply back and tell me what you think. CHEERS!

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 02:50:30 PM »
Unfortunately he has died.

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 06:47:59 PM »
Unfortunately he has died.
not funny

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 09:07:48 AM »
La Petite Mort

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 10:03:05 PM »
Genital Mort
Raoul Mort

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 10:05:39 PM »
Mort Boyard

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 10:19:34 PM »
Better call Sahl

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 10:31:08 PM »
Small death?

Not been to that station

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 01:23:11 AM »
Unfortunately he has died.

From Sahlmonella poisoning.

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 09:50:10 PM »
Better call Sahl
At least this makes sense.

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 04:24:14 AM »
Thanks for the OP, OP - I'm going to have to look into his work. To my shame, I had no idea who he was, but I'm going to have to find out now!

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2020, 05:34:04 AM »
Thanks for the OP, OP - I'm going to have to look into his work. To my shame, I had no idea who he was, but I'm going to have to find out now!

That's fantastic and all, but do you have a pun based on his name?

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2020, 06:05:51 AM »
Mortsahlad and scrambled eggs

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2020, 07:35:03 AM »
That's fantastic and all, but do you have a pun based on his name?
No.

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2020, 10:07:10 AM »
Better cull Sahl, surely?

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2020, 02:25:43 PM »
Thanks for the OP, OP - I'm going to have to look into his work. To my shame, I had no idea who he was, but I'm going to have to find out now!
You're welcome.. Here's a channel with a lot of videos. I'd check out his interviews to understand him, as an introduction before listening to his stand-up albums (tons of references and sarcasm that is hard for some to identity, and his stream of consciousness, free association, improv), but there are quite a few recent videos (up until COVID) which is some stand-up (or sit-down), answering questions from live audience and online, current events, past events, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7bu4-Tq255rX8g0lJil7A/videos

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2020, 03:19:14 PM »
Unfortunately he has died.

He has shuffled of this Mortsahl coil.

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2020, 04:12:04 PM »
Prepare to set Sahl for the Mort(uary). Nah.  Happy birthday, Mort! 
Happy Morthday



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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2020, 04:23:07 PM »

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Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 04:38:50 PM »
Better cull Sahl, surely?

Enjoyed this one

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 07:34:25 PM »
Mort calling orSahl, come in orSahl.
I'm sorry.

Re: Happy 93rd Birthday, MORT SAHL!
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 07:48:23 PM »
Thanks for the OP, OP - I'm going to have to look into his work. To my shame, I had no idea who he was, but I'm going to have to find out now!

He's phenomenal. Legitimately a living legend.

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