Continue reading "Today on Jewcy: From Lenny Bruce
to ghost Hasids, 2017 brought us unbelievably Jewish moments on TV.
was a Jewish revolutionary because he expressed his frivolous blasphemy in public, not because it was created on a tabula rasa.
As the American activist Dick Gregory discovered when taken to a Lenny Bruce
gig at the height of his country's racial traumas.
1966: American comedian Lenny Bruce
was |found dead from a drugs overdose.
Lots of very funny men, from Lenny Bruce
to Kevin Bridges, walk a tightrope between hilarity and poor taste.
Whoever said that--the line has been attributed to, among others, Mark Twain, Lenny Bruce
, Carol Burnett, and Woody Allen--got it mostly right, according to a study published in Psychological Science (Oct.
The documentary showed her sharing a stage with her friend Billie Holiday, falling in love with Lenny Bruce
, becoming addicted to heroin and getting clean through her own strength of will.
1966: Taboo-breaking American comedian Lenny Bruce
was found dead from a drugs overdose.
Stephen Pound called Bill Hicks, an American stand-up comic who died of cancer at the age of 32 in 1994, "one of the few people [worthy] of inclusion with Lenny Bruce
in any list of unflinching and painfully honest political philosophers.
This Essay seeks to compare and contrast two contemporary performing artists: Bob Dylan and Lenny Bruce
You may recall him as Lenny Bruce
, another urban Jewish character, in last year's "Lenny Bruce
Is Back" at Very Little Theatre.
A freelance journalist who is a fan of controversial radio "shock jock" Howard Stern treats him as a crusader for First Amendment free speech rights in the footsteps of Lenny Bruce
and the Smothers Brothers.
Krassner was a close confidant and protege of comedian Lenny Bruce
, and the editor of Bruce's autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People.
How TO TALK DIRTY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Lenny Bruce
(OUT OF PRINT) Our illustrator, Tom, loves this book, which has influenced how he approaches the drawings in our books
Sullivanas Carlin is a man who followed in the steps of Lenny Bruce
and eventually earned a place as one of the most important social commentators since Mark Twain.