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‘F*** you, madam’: Lenny Bruce’s obscene 1962 comedy tour that never was – Starts at 60

But in 1962, the decision by notorious US comedian Lenny Bruce to utter a single swearword on stage was enough to get him in deep, deep trouble in Australia. Profanity may be the norm for many people these days – just check out any recent films, video clips or reality TV shows to see multiple pottymouths in prime time – but using four-letter words in public forums in the ‘60s was against the law.

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