"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Mort Sahl (May 11, 1927)
Does anyone remember Mort Sahl? He's credited in some places with inventing stand-up comedy. Someone invented it? Who knew? I thought it was invented by Jews in the Catskills long before he was born. Well, I include him because he was such a model of hipness when I was impressionable.