Mort Sahl

American comedian and actor

Mort Lyon Sahl (born 11 May 1927) is a Canadian-born American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern stand-up comedian since Will Rogers. Sahl pioneered a style of social satire that pokes fun at political and current event topics using improvised monologues and only a newspaper as a prop.

Mort Sahl in 1960

QuotesEdit

  • In the forties, to get a girl you had to be a GI or a jock. In the fifties, to get a girl you had to be Jewish. In the sixties, to get a girl you had to be black. In the seventies, to get a girl you've got to be a girl.

Quotations Collected by Donald Gudehus: Mort Sahl (1987)Edit

Quotations Collected by Donald Gudehus: Mort Sahl (1987)

  • Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. If he ran unopposed he would have lost.
  • Nixon's the kind of guy that if you were drowning 50 feet off shore, he'd throw you a 30 foot rope. Then Kissinger would go on TV the next night and say that the President had met you more than half-way.

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