Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lenny Bruce Stand Up

Lenny Bruce revolutionized stand up comedy and fought for the right to freedom of expression, a fight which cost him his life. His career spanned from the early 1950's until his death in 1966. During that time he progressed from a run of the mill joke teller to a radical social commentator. His routine lead to repeated arrests, but his willingness to stand up for freedom paved the way for comics like Richard Pryor, Billy Connolly and George Carlin. The film Lenny starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Bob Fosse was made about his life. Below you can watch an animated film featuring Lenny's voice, interviews with other comics about his work and a documentary on his life narrated by Robert De Niro.

Thank You, Mask Man

Interviews with other comedians about Lenny

Swear To Tell The Truth: Lenny Bruce

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