My first comedy LPs were Inside/Outside Shelley Berman, soon followed by Bob Newhart ('Button Down Mind'), and Mort Sahl ('Hungry i').George Carlin FM/AM
1st comedy album I've bought.
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008
TV exposure helped, but they hadta keep it clean. Which left out Lenny Bruce, and Richard Pryor to some extent later. Carlin mentioned Sahl and Bruce were influences for him. Sahl is still alive (93).