MORT SAHL LIVE: An Evening with a Comedy Legend
Thoughtful, Provocative, Insightful Humor Comedy, Conversation
Friday, August 22nd at 8pm & Sunday, August 24th at 3pm
$45, First 5 Rows Orchestra
$40, Middle Rows Orchestra
$35, Rear Orchestra
Friday, August 22nd at 8:00pm PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
Sunday, August 24th at 3:00pm PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
The Regent Theatre’s Exclusive Dinner and a Show Package is now available for this performance
With one purchase you’ll get a fabulous 3-course dinner at one of four local restaurants and a ticket to the show:
Flora Restaurant ( 190 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA TEL: 781.641.1664)
Tango Restaurant ( 464 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA TEL: 781.443.9000 )
Menotomy Grill & Tavern ( 25 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA TEL: 781.648.1775 )
Acitron Restaurant ( 473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA TEL: 781.777.2839 )
*All seats (Preferred Orchestra, Center Orchestra, Left & Right Orchestra and Balcony) are available for this fabulous Dinner and a Show offer!
Please call the box office at 781-646-4849 to order your Dinner and a Show tickets and for Pricing.
*Generally this valued offer is $50.00 but preferred seating and premier performances such as Mort Sahl Live will be at a higher price than $50.00.
Call the Regent Theatre Box Office at: 781.646.4849 for information and tickets today!
About Mort Sahl
Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewering popular politicians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy and JFK. Sahl’s approach is energetic, tangential, and deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin and countless other comedians.
A 1955 performance with Dave Brubeck was recorded and released (without Sahl’s permission), selling as Mort Sahl At Sunset, and recently recognized by the Library of Congress as the first stand-up comedy record album.
When Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Sahl regularly targeted the government’s official Warren Commission Report during his routines, resulting in the loss of much of Hollywood’s support, while maintaining audience popularity with college tours and a best-selling book, Heartland.
Sahl is the longest active performing American social satirist, spanning sixty years and eleven presidents.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
by Chuck Noyes
Who is Mort Sahl, and what is his role in relation to the collective gestalt of America? The true fact is that Mort is considered, by the greatest comedians and satirists of our time, to be the progenitor of modern comedy. He took prosaic comedy in America, much of which came from the Shtetls and villages of Eastern Europe and Russia, and created something new under the sun. Perhaps the only two Americans who could compare to Mort’s Political/Social satire would be Mark Twain and Will Rogers; August Company indeed. You can read about Mort and the American Masters show which PBS aired, on Google. Mort is the first comedian to win a Grammy, and the first to grace the cover of Time Magazine…