“If you couldn’t make it to Brandeis for the unveiling of the Lenny Bruce archives, I’ve brought some of it back to you to see” — Kitty Bruce
Lenny’s heart-wrenching take on solitude and love’s end… It always makes my eyes dewy: Lenny’s SO autobiographical here, and so tender/mean/sweet at the same time. Enjoy!
Lenny (Dustin Hoffman) is hauled off to jail after an “obscenity” plagued monologue.
Lenny (Dustin Hoffman) gives a routine about doing it” after sleeping with Honey (“Valerie Perrine) for the first time.
Kelly Carlin, Rain Pryor, and Kitty Bruce are the daughters of the godfathers of comedy. Their fathers, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce, shaped the stand-up comedy you hear today. If you listen to any of their routines and none of them surprise you, it’s because they influenced every comedian who came later. In this exclusive interview with FIRE, …
Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 August 3, 1966) was an extremely influential and controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s, whose comedy revolved heavily around the social stigmas and taboos of the era in which he lived. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in …
Clip from the film “Lenny” (1974).
Lenny Bruce’s Incisive Ramblings Playboy’s Penthouse TV Show Airdate: October 24, 1959
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