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July 6th, 2007

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10:46 am - Hooray for Mort Sahl!
This is the reason why there's still hope for America: 80-year-old men are bringing us great lines such as this:
"[George W. Bush] is 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?"
Mort Sahl is coming back to Jimmy Tingle's theater in August: 23, 24, 25 and 26. Tix are $35 and I'll probably throw the 5 extra bux down for a cabaret table. I will probably also be the youngest one in the place who isn't working ths show. Sahl is one of the most influential humorists of the last half of the 20th century and he's an octogenarian with a wit quicker than most folks half his age and I didn't see him last time he came to town so by gum, I better meet him when I can. In fact, I actually found the tour schedule after I was looking at cnn.com, and a saw a link to an article on Sahl with the sub "Comedian blazed a path for topicality in the 50s and 60s" and it was right above the link to Beverly Sills' obituary and I went "Oh, no. Oh, no."

Fortunately this time I was wrong on Sahl. Sills is still dead, though, and that is still makin me a bit sad to think about.

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Date:July 6th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. I've never had a chance to listen to Sahl's stuff--my introduction to him was in the book "Seriously Funny". He was on one of our late night talk shows this past week--can't remember if it was Charlie Rose or Tavis Smiley.
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Date:July 6th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, man.. If I were there that weekend, I'd so be going with you.

[We think we may be in town Labo(u)r Day, though.]

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