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Rrazz Room @ Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-394-1111
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Rated by 26 members
F. E.
Review from F. E.
Red Velvet 200 events 119 reviews

Absolutely loved it. They were amazing, inspiring for their age, and brilliantly funny. Looking forward to seeing them again next year!

reviewed Jul 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Peter S
Review from Peter S
Red Velvet 161 events 99 reviews

We almost thought we wouldn't get into the club and got about the last 2 seats in the house. Dick Gregory's mind doesn't work like everyone elses and it was fantastic. We left a little bit into Mort Sahl: he was funny but it was a very...continued

reviewed Jul 21 2009 report as inappropriate
margie
Review from margie
Red Velvet 39 events 8 reviews

A special privilege to see two icons of American comedy, both long in tooth but retaining their faculties ( and satiric edge). Mort Sahl was especially engaging, sharing his humor experiences with our past Presidents.

reviewed Jul 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Ken in Kensington
Review from Ken in Kensington
282 events 186 reviews

What a wonderful walk down memory lane with two social commentators still at the top of their game.

reviewed Jul 26 2009 report as inappropriate
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Lauded for his fearless brand of political satire and incisive view of the human condition, Mort Sahl was the first humorist on the cover of Time, the first performer to make a comedy album, and the first non-musician to win a Grammy. He has been under contract at every major television network and was the first to pioneer live comedy on college campuses. As a writer, Mort is credited with 18 screenplays.  He is also in demand as a political scribe; writing numerous speeches for former Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and most recently working on the campaigns of Bill Bradley and George W. Bush.

Since he entered the national comedy scene in 1961, comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory used social satire to change the way white Americans perceived African American comedians. Through the 1960s, Gregory spent much of his time on social issues, supporting a range of causes, including opposition to the Vietnam War, world hunger, and drug abuse.

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