An appreciation: Mort Sahl is the father of modern comedy

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — His name largely faded from headlines and nightclub marquees, Mort Sahl was arguably the most influential comic of his generation. Sahl died Tuesday from what friends called “old age.” He was 94 years old and had for many years been living in Mill Valley, California, north of San Francisco. He was in residence at the Throckmorton Theatre there, where he performed when not on the road. That road began in Canada when Sahl was born in Montreal on May 11, 1927. When he was a child, his family moved to Los Angeles where, after a stint in the Air Force, he graduated from the University of …

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