Friday, June 21, 2024

American comedian Mort Sal dies at 94


The New York Times and the Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Mortzol, who rocked the world of comedy with his critical view of American life and politics in the 1950s and 1960s, had died on Tuesday at the age of 94.

Newspapers reported that the comedian’s friend told him that Sal, widely regarded as the forerunner of modern political satire, had died at his home near San Francisco without stating the cause of death. The news of the death could not be confirmed by Reuters independently.

Sal is proud to have hit comedians like George Carlin, Woody Allen and Jonathan Winters. He befriended Lenny Bruce, one of the leading comedians, though not as slanderous as Bruce did in his roles.

“Mort Soul at Sunset” or “Mart Soul at Sunset”, released in 1955, was his first stand-up comedy album, which was shown on Broadway three years later.

Morton Lyon Salle was born on May 11, 1927 in Montreal and grew up in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California, and in the early fifties sought to enter the world of comedy in the San Francisco area. He also spent part of his life in his car before being a spectator and following him to a nightclub in San Francisco, where he became famous.

By the 1960s, Saul had become so popular that Time magazine called him “Will Rogers’ fangs” and published his picture on the cover for the first time, giving this honor to a comedian.

Salin’s presence on stage was different in the 1950s quality because he was more casual, intelligent, and more modern than formally dressed contemporaries and mother-in-law jokes.

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The president was not spared either

Saul grabs a newspaper and sits in a chair on stage and relies on improvement and conversation with his audience, after which he begins to read the newspaper and quickly publishes his jokes about what happened during the day. To be called the “relentless rebel.”

Sal often tells his audience, “I’m not joking, I’m giving short lectures.”

Saul described himself to the New York Times in 2004 as a populist, dreamy and “troubled.” He asked his audience, “Is there a group I haven’t insulted yet?” It does not exclude Republicans or Democrats.

“(John) Kennedy tried to buy the country, (Richard) Nixon tried to sell it,” he said.

He then mocked Republican leader George HW Bush as a reluctant and weak man, and later applied the same method to Democratic President Bill Clinton.

He continued this way during the rise of Donald Trump. In an interview with the Library of Congress, he said, “I was on stage last night and filed a medical report about Donald Trump.” “He was admitted to the hospital due to humility.”

Saul had a close relationship with President John F. Kennedy. At the behest of Kennedy’s father, Sal wrote jokes for Kennedy’s campaign in 1960, but later made bitter jokes about the president’s family.

He continued to work throughout his nineties, hosting weekly shows in a theater near his home in Mill Valley, California, and these shows were broadcast live on the Internet.


Pandora Bacchus
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