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Mort Sahl

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Se1Ep1: Tribute to Mort Sahl

It's Ok We're Jewish!

The first episode of the podcast focuses on an age-old question. What makes Jews so funny? We will give you a hint. It is not our love of small-batch craft gefilta fish.


22 Aug 2021

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Vietnam, JFK, Blacklisting: Mort Sahl Interview with Elliot Mintz - 1968

History conspiracy podcast

Following Kennedy's assassination in 1963, Sahl's interest in who was responsible was so great that he became a deputized member of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's team to investigate the assassination. As a result, Sahl's comedy would often reflect his politics and included readings and commentary about the Warren Commission Report, of which he consistently disputed the accuracy. He alienated much of his audience, was effectively blacklisted and more of his planned shows were cancelled. His income dropped from $1 million to $19,000 by 1964.[citation needed] According to Nachman, the excessive focus on the Kennedy assassination details was Sahl's undoing and wrecked his career. Sahl later admitted that "there's never been anything that had a stronger impact on my life than this issue," but added that he nonetheless "thought it was a wonderful quest.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-mcdermott/support


26 Apr 2021

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Laugh Tracks Legends of Comedy with Randy and Steve

Dressed in a sweater and open collared shirt, Mort Sahl announced to 1950's comedy audiences that he was different. And indeed he was, armed with nothing but the day's newspaper, Sahl riffed pointedly about political folly, being named by Time Magazine (in 1960) as the best political satirist since Will Rogers. As always, extended cuts at laughtracksradio.com and thanks for sharing our shows.


15 Aug 2020

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The Political Satire of Mort Sahl in "The Future Lies Ahead"

What's So Funny!

It’s the first episode of the new season of What’s So Funny! and we are listening to the first recorded modern comedy album, “The Future Lies Ahead” by Mort Sahl. Mort is the master of political satire, he was the first comedian to be on the cover of Time Magazine, the original comedy game changer. Listen in to find out how Mort Sahl transformed the comedy scene one newspaper at a time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Oct 2019

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The Carson Podcast

Mort Sahl discusses getting Jim Garrison booked on Carson, guest hosting the Tonight Show, and writing for John F. Kennedy.

1hr 6mins

9 May 2019

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Episode 238 – Vic Shuttee on Mort Sahl – The Future Lies Ahead

The Comedy On Vinyl Podcast

Somehow Vic Shuttee is the first person in almost 7 years to pick Mort Sahl, and we go deep. Host: Jason Klamm Producer: Mike Worden Guest: Vic Shuttee HailSatire.com The Future Lies Ahead on Vinyl Check out Celery Sound Records, my new sketch comedy record label at stolendress.com/celerysound! Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks.

1hr 7mins

20 Sep 2017

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The Biography Podcast: Mort Sahl

The Biography Podcast

James Curtis talks about the life of American satirist, Mort Sahl.


1 May 2017