‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’: Lenny Bruce’s Mother Knew Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Father ‘Very Well’ – ‘It’s Just My Family’ – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel executive producer and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said she didn’t need to do intense research into comedian Lenny Bruce’s life for the show – because in some ways he was “family.”

She recently revealed that Bruce’s mother was friends with her father, who was a stand-up comedian. Bruce’s mother was considered to be a “godmother” of all comics. So when it came to weaving a real-life comedian into fiction, Sherman-Palladino said she struggled more with how to he could influence main character Miriam “Midge” Maisel’s journey and be a beacon – and romantic interest – for her.