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Ladies and gentlemen ... Lenny Bruce : the godfather of modern stand-up

Lenny Bruce (performer)

Ladies and gentlemen ... Lenny Bruce : the godfather of modern stand-up

Title
Ladies and gentlemen ... Lenny Bruce : the godfather of modern stand-up
Performer
Lenny Bruce 1925-1966
Language
English
Publisher
VDI Inc., 2006
Recording date
2006
Playing time
190 min.
EAN
6349913043204
Placing suggestion
63 - Amusement: Engels (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

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About 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, freestyle and critical form of comedy which contained 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, by Governor George Pataki in 2003.

Bruce paved the way for counterculture era comedians. His trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Early life

Lenny Bruce was Jewish, born Leonard Alfred Schneider, in Mineola, New York. He grew up in nearby Bellmore, and attended …Read more on Wikipedia