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Lenny Bruce

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I just started a bio on Lenny Bruce and his various criminal prosecutions for vulgarity.

    I was wondering if anyone here ever saw his act or interviewed him.
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    Your only chance is Spinited or the new guy Jacky. :)
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    HB already asked me.. I'm too young to have seen Bruce in his prime.
    Jacky, however .... now he's an old man.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The book came with a CD of his act and it's amazing how it still holds up. Just really phenomenal stuff.
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Just yanking your chain, Spinited.

    I read a bio of Bruce a number of years ago. I can't for the life of me remember who wrote it.

  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The author in the bio I'm reading wrote that Bruce wouldn't be impressed with today's comics, who spend their time making fun of the less fortunate instead of power brokers. Lenny made fun of religion and political leaders whereas the Howard Sterns make fun of people with medical and/or mental problems.
  7. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    in his autobio, Dick Schaap wrote that he took Bruce to the final game of the 1960 World Series, the only baseball game Lenny said he'd been to.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    One of the district attorney's who prosecuted Lenny Bruce for exercising his 1st Amendment rights was Johnny Cochran. Interesting twist, Cochran got his legal start as a right wing jackbooted thug, ended up as a left wing jackbooted thug.
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