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A Tribute to Lenny Bruce

Imagined conversation in Aug. 1966: "Lenny Bruce is a menace. He uses dirty words for shock value. He's a junkie who wants to pollute civilized conversation...

COMEDIANS: The Third Campaign

(See Cover) The citizen has certain misgivings. "Politics aside," he wonders, "is Richard Nixon worth $100,000 a year? I admit his chances look pretty good,...

COMEDIANS: Will Rogers with Fangs

Of all the seasoned infighters who appeared in Los Angeles last week, probably none was more combative than the man in the cashmere sweater who said: "I like...

The Press: Politics: No Laughing Matter

Never make people laugh. If you would succeed in life, you must be solemn —solemn as an ass. All the great monuments are built over solemn asses. In the...

Milestones: Nov. 23, 1970

Married. Mort Sahl, 43, nightclub and TV comic, master of the political potshot; and China Lee, 28, Playboy playmate (August 1964) and Sahl's longtime girl...

Caricaturists: Making Faces at Sacred Cows

Irreverence toward the high and mighty was revived in the nightclubs and on TV by such iconoclasts as Mort Sahl, Dick Gregory and the late Lenny Bruce. In...

Comedians: The New Barbs

From New York to California every other extravert was putting his left hand in his coat pocket, jabbing the air with his right forefinger and muttering about...

Comedians: Laughter on Records

Latest recorded batch of jokes from an old and a new hand at the humor game: ¶ Mort Sahl takes as jaundiced a view of The New Frontier (Reprise) as he did of...

Music: The Three Davids

At San Francisco's hungry 1, strapping, curly-haired Gregory Millar used to appear with his friend Mort Sahl, belting out pop songs in a voice vaguely...

Comedians: The Secretary-General

The British have such a dead-keen sense of humor that they will burst into laughter on hearing that Prince Philip likes to call his wife "Sausage." Perhaps...

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