U.S. comedian Mort Sahl dead at age 94 – New York Times


FILE PHOTO: Comedian Mort Sahl speaks to people off camera in a private room at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California August 14, 2014. Robin Williams was the only person who came backstage to see him when satirist Sahl gave a show 17 years ago, and the 87-year-old comic said it marked the start of a close friendship that ended with the comedian’s apparent suicide this week. Sahl, sometimes considered the godfather of stand-up political comedy, told about 80 people at an informal tribute to Williams on Thursday night that he had been expecting hordes of fans eager to tell him how much they had loved his show. Picture taken August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Josh Edelson (UNITED STATES – Tags: OBITUARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

October 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. comedian Mort Sahl, widely considered the father of modern political satire, has died at the age of 94, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The newspaper quoted a friend who said Sahl died at his home near San Francisco.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Chris Reese)

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