was a Jewish revolutionary because he expressed his frivolous blasphemy in public, not because it was created on a tabula rasa.
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.
That gravity wore faces that changed almost as soon as you thought you'd caught them: Charley Patton or Charlie Parker, Howlin' Wolf or Cecil Taylor, Asger Jorn or Bruce Conner, Aimee Semple McPherson or Lenny Bruce
, tricksters all.
As a reporter for the New York Post, she interviewed the much-censored Lenny Bruce
Weaver discovered herself in the 1950s, with Kerouac and other artists like Ginsberg and Lenny Bruce
, and although most Americans don't have such an impressive list of famous friends, her story is our story; every twenty-something college graduate experiences the ecstasy of new ideas and profound perception that comes with real life.
After that itAAEs not long before weAAEre in a paddy wagon with George and Lenny Bruce
in Chicago at the end of 1962.
Several city councils had decided to cancel shows by the comedian, whose style the New Yorker magazine described as "a cross between Lenny Bruce
and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Harnick's inspiration for To Life came from the most unlikely of sources: a performance by comedian Lenny Bruce
The rest of them fell about laughing as though they'd been listening to some verbal jousting between Oscar Wilde, Lenny Bruce
and Billy Connolly.
He lacks the redeeming social value that a Lenny Bruce
or George Carlin would have added.
He collaborated with Albert Goldman on Ladies and Gentleman, Lenny Bruce
and with Mailer on The Executioner's" Song and Oswald's Tale.
Written by longtime showbiz columnist Eddie Sherman, Frank, Sammy, Marlon & Me: Adventures in Paradise with the Celebrity Set is a unique memoir of hobnobbing in Hawaii with the celebrity scene--from the day Frank Sinatra almost drowned in the surf, to a fake brawl that Burgess Meredith staged in a Waikiki nightclub, to good times shared with Elvis, Lenny Bruce
, Bette Midler, Muhammad Ali, and many more.