Comedian Mort Sahl is widely considered the first modern stand-up comedian. He was the first to dress casually and talk about current events in a matter-of-fact style. He helped to get Lenny Bruce some gigs, and occasionally wrote jokes for speeches delivered by President John F. Kennedy. He got deeply involved in the post-Warren Commission investigation of Kennedy's death. He also received the Alan King Award in American Jewish Humor from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.