Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York state, in 2003. Bruce is renowned for paving the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States.
Steve Allen Show 4/5/59
Steve Allen Show 5/10/59
Steve Allen Show: All Alone
Playboy's Penthouse 10/24/59
Lenny Bruce on Fake News
Lenny Bruce on Racisim
Lenny Bruce on Jazz and Modern Art
Lenny Bruce's Favorite Flea Circus
Lenny Bruce in "Lenny Bruce"
E! True Hollywood Story: Lenny Bruce
Nat Hentoff Interviews Lenny Bruce

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