Mort Sahl, satirist who revolutionized stand-up comedy, dead at 94 | CBC News
Oct 27, 2021 1 min, 30 secs
Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favourite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday.

During an era when many comedians dressed in tuxedos and told mother-in-law jokes, Sahl faced his audiences in the '50s and '60s wearing slacks, a sweater and an unbuttoned collar and carrying a rolled-up newspaper on which he had pasted notes for his act.

Morton Lyon Sahl was born on May 11, 1927, in Montreal, to a Canadian mother and a New York father who managed a tobacco shop.

Sahl took pride in having mocked every president from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump, although he acknowledged he privately admired Democrat John F.

Bush, he observed: "He's born again, you know.

Which would raise the inevitable question: If you were given the unusual opportunity to be born again, why would you come back as George Bush?".

WATCH | Sahl performs on CBC-TV's Parade in 1959:.

A new generation of comedians, including Bill Cosby, George Carlin and the team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, was inspired by Sahl.

"I don't have the image of myself as a comedian," Sahl himself said.

Fearing he would seem to be joining the establishment, Sahl cracked: "We've just lost the college crowd; all across the country they're yelling, 'Sellout!"'.

In the 1980s he frequently ridiculed his friend Reagan, but he said the president was never offended.

Sahl thought so highly of Kennedy, however, that he even wrote jokes for him on the campaign trail. .

When Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Sahl was devastated and the tragedy foreshadowed a decline in the comedian's fortunes that lasted for years.


1. Browns and Ravens can’t find the end zone; defenses dominate – Terry Pluto’s Halftime Scribbles - cleveland.com
Nov 29, 2021 # politics 18 secs
2. Prince Charles Questioned Skin Color of Meghan and Harry's Unborn Babies, New Book Claims - The Daily Beast
Nov 28, 2021 # entertainment 1 min, 20 secs
3. Ron Johnson Claims Fauci Has 'Overhyped' Omicron: 'Did the Exact Same Thing With AIDS' - Mediaite
Dec 02, 2021 # health 22 secs
4. Starfield's devs discuss its shared DNA with other Bethesda games - Rock Paper Shotgun
Nov 30, 2021 # technology 53 secs
5. Astroworld: Half of victims' families reject Travis Scott's funeral costs offer - BBC News
Dec 01, 2021 # entertainment 1 min, 26 secs
6. DeepMind's AI helps untangle the mathematics of knots - Nature.com
Dec 01, 2021 # science 2 mins, 33 secs
7. Eating Habits to Avoid If You're Pre-Diabetic, Says Dietitian — Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not That
Nov 29, 2021 # health 40 secs
8. Zelda 64 has been fully decompiled, potentially opening the door for mods and ports - Video Games Chronicle
Nov 27, 2021 # technology 1 min, 20 secs
9. How 2 Flights to Europe May Have Spurred Spread of New Variant - The New York Times
Dec 01, 2021 # politics 2 mins, 23 secs
10. Spotify Pulls Plug on Car View Feature, Offers Users No Alternative - Gizmodo
Nov 28, 2021 # technology 55 secs
11. Doctors see rise in RSV among adults, rather than children - WKRN News 2
Dec 02, 2021 # health 8 secs
12. Fetal Viability, Long an Abortion Dividing Line, Faces a Supreme Court Test - The New York Times
Nov 28, 2021 # politics 2 mins, 40 secs
13. Quantum computer shows that time crystals are phases of matter – Physics World - physicsworld.com
Dec 01, 2021 # science 3 mins, 25 secs
14. Best JRPG Deals For Black Friday And Cyber Monday - GameSpot
Nov 27, 2021 # technology 20 secs
15. It Looks Like Sonos Just Leaked Its Next New Product - Gizmodo
Nov 30, 2021 # technology 25 secs
16. FDA approves 'glowing tumor' drug to help surgeons identify ovarian cancer cells - Fox News
Dec 01, 2021 # politics 1 min, 42 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED