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Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by the stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American comedian, social critic and satirist. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York state history. He was renowned for his open, free-style, dangerous and critical form of comedy which integrated politics, religion, and sex. His tumultuous private life marked by substance abuse, promiscuity, as well as his efforts to prevent his wife from working as a stripper, make him a compelling figure. He paved the way for future outspoken comedians, and his trial for obscenity, in which – after being forced into bankruptcy – he was eventually found not guilty is seen as a landmark trial for freedom of speech.

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Shot Of Love - Songs
... The fourth track, "Lenny Bruce", is about the subversive Jewish comedian of that name ... An influential entertainer whose use of provocative language led to a famous obscenity trial, Bruce died of a drug overdose in 1966 ... Often regarded as a bizarre tribute, the song portrays Bruce as some kind of martyr, even though its characterizations of Bruce have been described as peculiar and almost non-descript ...
Lenny Bruce - Audio/video
... and two 1963 performances) Video Clips Relating to the Trial of Lenny Bruce as assembled by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School ...
Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell The Truth
... Lenny Bruce Swear to Tell the Truth is a 1998 documentary film directed by Robert B ... Weide about the comedian Lenny Bruce ...
Bizarre Records
... The first release in this series was a double album, The Berkeley Concert, by Lenny Bruce ... Early pressings of the Lenny Bruce album featured an orange Reprise Records label with a Bizarre Records logo ... In 1988 Enigma Retro released Lenny Bruce's The Berkeley Concert on CD and cassette ...

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    The thing with Catholicism, the same as all religions, is that it teaches what should be, which seems rather incorrect. This is “what should be.” Now, if you’re taught to live up to a “what should be” that never existed—only an occult superstition, no proof of this “should be”Mthen you can sit on a jury and indict easily, you can cast the first stone, you can burn Adolf Eichmann, like that!
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    A lot of people say to me, “Why did you kill Christ?” “I dunno ... it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know.” We killed him because he didn’t want to become a doctor, that’s why we killed him.
    —Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)