Beginning Nov. 27, Mort Sahl brings his one-man show, Mort Sahl's America, back to L.A.'s Tiffany Theatre, following a five-week run at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre. Sahls previous recent engagement at the Tiffany was a ten-week, sell-out run that began July 1996.
Sahl, the first humorist on the cover of Time magazine, has spent 40 years delivering Will Rogers-style political satire with a gentle, coffeehouse demeanor. His trademark is coming onstage wearing a sweater (which, in the 1950's, was a big change from the traditional suit and tie) and carrying the daily newspaper.
"The act changes 25 percent every night," Sahl has been quoted as saying. Joseph Lillis, of Entertainment Marketing Management, told Playbill On Line that the skeleton of the show has remained the same since Sahl's "Hungry I" days.
Mort Sahl's America, which played an extended Off-Broadway engagement at Theatre Four in 1995, will run for 37 performances at the Tiffany through Dec. 31. (On New Year's Eve there will be two performances, at 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM.) For tickets ($30-$35) and information, call (310) 289-2999.
-- By David Lefkowitz