You gotta hear Mort in the 50s and 60s… But by the late 60s, JFK/MLK/RFK/Vietnam, his comedy changed a bit… He didn’t digress, free-associate as much, making it easier for fans to understand, but you gotta check out those first 7-8 records… And interviews! However, I think in the last 10 years, he’s been at his best since the early 60s. He has a Weekly Show every Thursday night on Periscope through his Twitter (mortsahlsays), and takes questions from people like us (and his live audience)… The shows from the last 2-3 years have been archived as well.
My personal comedy friends seem to like everything I do - Hicks, Carlin, Burr, etc., but when they get to Mort, I get a “I don’t get it”… Well, neither did I. First off, I had to learn all the ins and outs of the 50s - names, references, current events, and still, the way his mind works (not unlike mine) can be hard to chase, but once you get it, it’s so worth it. Not only for Mort’s comedy, but a great history lesson - a real zeitgeist over time, and it’s wonderful to compare the decadent process.