Laugh out loud: the best comedians in history

Mort Sahl, legendary comedian and satirist, dies at age 94

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27/10/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Laughter

Comedians have long been some of the biggest celebrities in TV and cinema, and these stars have been putting smiles on people's faces for years.

Mort Sahl, who redefined stand-up comedy in the 1950s, has recently passed at the age of 94, BBC reports. The legendary US comedian dedicated himself to fighting hypocrisy and used comedy as a way to satirize and address political and social issues, which has paved the way for so many comedians after him. He roasted presidents his whole career, from Dwight Eisenhower all the way to Donald Trump, and set the bar for political commentary. Sahl died of old age in Mill Valley, California. 

Read up on the biggest names in the history of comedy, across all generations, in this gallery. Did your favorite comedian make the list?

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