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The dark side includes political comedy, satire, political-correctness pushers, sarcasm, violence, most insults. The light is bathroom humor, funny dancing, stupidity, impressions, cuteness, breaking, most physical comedy. The patron saints of the dark and light are Lenny Bruce and Steve Martin, respectively ...
Sung by the Robins, forerunners of the Coasters. Cool stuff, in the late '50s. I'm back into this because Kathy and I are reading the autobiography of Leiber and Stoller, called “Hound Dog,” and it's pretty cool as it jumps back and forth between Leiber's take on something and Stoller's take on something, and ...

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) continues its 2017-2018 Ghostlight Reading Series this month with a provocative new work inspired by the legacy of legendary comic Lenny Bruce: Buyer Beware, a new play by Michael Weller, will receive a ...
“Don't take my words away from me,” cried Lenny Bruce, brilliantly portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the 1974 biopic, “Lenny”. In the 1960s, Bruce fought for his first amendment rights to tell profane and obscene jokes in his stand-up comedy act. It's easy to forget that the right and choice to possess and ...
He also loved to laugh-an unmistakable laugh-and enjoyed the comedy of personalities including Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison, George Carlin and many others. Mr. Kauffman worked as a Title Examiner for thirty years, at one point being part owner of Lancaster Heritage Abstract, Inc. He worked on many ...
It was really time to grow up and sell out, as Lenny Bruce once advised. So I told my editors 'OK, I'll write a book about the Mafia.' ” It wasn't as simple as that, though. He wrote a 10-page outline, which his publisher, Atheneum, rejected. Mario Puzo. “They showed me the door,” he said in an interview years ...

The Hollywood Reporter called his most recent special, “an hour of topical, scathing brilliance that helps cement Miller's status as the Lenny Bruce of the new millennium…the most cerebral, astute and clever standup ever to put mouth to microphone.” Miller currently serves as the National Spokesperson for ...
Are you worried about the growing national debt? Concerned about record high temperatures in the Arctic and melting sea ice? Are you a corporation tired of pandering politicians twisting your arm to make you provide special favors to their favored interests? Are you weary of constant states of war?
“I was relieved,” says Conor, who shares his diagnosis with late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, pioneering comedian Lenny Bruce, freedom fighter and abolitionist Harriet Tubman and actress Nastassja Kinski. Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who was diagnosed, apparently also believed ...
Nato Green is a Jewish union organizer from San Francisco — currently living in Cuba — who also happens to be one of the Bay Area's most successful stand-up comics. He's toured with Hari Kondalobu, Janine Brito and CNN's W. Kamau Bell. He's been voted best comic in the city, written for FX and he ...

(The label would later issue several LPs by comedian Lenny Bruce.) Cover art for newly released recording of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Craft Music. The written work, published in the collection "Howl and Other Poems" by San Francisco's City Lights, has sold more than 1.2 million copies since its release in ...
“We sort of were able to carry on from where Lenny Bruce got things,” Crimmins said on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast in 2013. “Lenny did all this stuff, but it had to be about him, because he was always in trouble. Now you're not going to be in trouble for being that guy. And so now, you can actually get ...
In “Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid,” the last two “normal” people in the world have an especially uncomfortable first date as they negotiate the streets of zombie-filled NYC. | Photo by Benjamin Davis. BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A brush with the law. A bounty on your head. A credit rating beyond repair.
From the award winning theatre company, HUB Theatricals, comes their newest and boldest production, "Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid" by Mark Levy this runs from February 16th-March 2nd at Under St Marks. Featuring Kayla Mason and Mark Levy. Directed by Kristen Keim. Designed by Adam Sherwin.
I'M Lenny Bruce" - Extension through March 25th, with performances beginning February 7th on Wednesday's at 8:00PM and Sunday's at 3:00PM. The show will remain at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. 91601. General admission $35.00. Running time 85 minutes.
When Lenny Bruce was found dead in his Hollywood Boulevard apartment in August 1966, the headline in the New York Times obituary diplomatically described him as an “uninhibited” comic. It was a tame adjective for this incendiary performer, despised in many quarters as an obscene and immoral ...
I never saw him again after that, but those brief meetings had a profound impact on my thinking: Lenny Bruce taught me there should be no taboos, that an artist should never self-censor. I lived by that ever afterwards. When Peter Fluck and I created Spitting Image two decades on, it was the driving ...
Brandeis University canceled an upcoming play about the comedian Lenny Bruce after some students and faculty expressed outrage about its content, the school announced on Monday. The play, called “Buyer Beware,” was written by Michael Weller, an alumnus of the school and a playwright with a body ...
And he's such a huge comedy fan; he's got Lenny Bruce samples on Hella Personal Film Festival. He's got his own comedy career going, too. I actually had the privilege of having him act as my house band on my live talk show, “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky,” when I took it out to L.A. We bonded over ...


 

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