Last Man Stand­ing: Mort Sahl and the Birth of Mod­ern Com­edy

James Cur­tis

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Univer­sity Press of Mis­sis­sippi Hard­cover $39.95 (400pp) 978-1-4968-0928-5

Last Man Stand­ing is a thought­ful and ex­haus­tive ac­count of the life of Mort Sahl.

With Last Man Stand­ing, James Cur­tis of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive and gen­er­ally ad­mir­ing bi­og­ra­phy of Mort Sahl, a stand-up co­me­dian who brought the im­pro­vi­sa­tional riffs of jazz to po­lit­i­cal and so­cial commentary.

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