Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl (May 11, 1927 – October 26, 2021) was a Canadian-born American comedian and actor of Jewish background. He was thought to be the first modern stand-up comedian. He was known for writing jokes for President John F. Kennedy in his speeches. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.
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- "Comedian Mort Sahl". Fresh Air. December 23, 2003. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
He wrote jokes for JFK and appeared on What's My Line? and The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition, he was the first comic to make a live recording, the first to do college concerts and, in 1960, the first to grace the cover of Time magazine.
- Weber, Bruce (October 26, 2021). "Mort Sahl, Whose Biting Commentary Redefined Stand-Up, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
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