The greatest living comic in the world is Mort Sahl.
O.K., argue if you like.
Don Rickles is 88 and still doing his distinctive thing.
Bob Newhart is 85 and occasionally performs.
Bill Cosby is 77 … Bill Cosby … anybody?
Sahl will be 88 on Monday and lives in Mill Valley, north of San Francisco. He is in residence at the Throckmorton Theatre there, where he performs Thursday nights when not on the road.
Sahl is not from Chicago. He is Canadian born, but some of his best years were spent here.
From 1956 to the early 1970s, the bygone Mr. Kelly's (Rush St. and Bellevue Place, where Gibsons now sits) was where he would settle in for weeks...