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Mort Sahl’s Second Wife Was Never a Fan of Bette Midler

For those of you who have Showtime, don’t forget to set your DVRs to tape the channel at 11 p.m. on Presidents Day. That’s when the third episode of the latest season of David Steinberg‘s great program Inside Comedy debuts with the tandem of Bette Midler and Richard Belzer.

The interview with Midler was shot in Los Angeles at the end of last summer. When Steinberg asked about who she opened for at the beginning of her career, it was a performer’s Significant Other who took center stage. “I opened for Mort Sahl, whose wife told me she would put my head through the wall if I ever spoke to her husband again,” Midler recalled. “Those things, you don’t forget.”

Upcoming guests for the following two Steinberg shows are Andrew Dice Clay-Kevin Nealon (February 24) and Bob Einstein-Eric Idle (March 3). If you’re unfamiliar with the program, each episode cuts back and forth between the two interviews throughout.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Mort Sahl on Possibly Leading Woody Allen Back to Stand-Up

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