29 thoughts on “Okay: Last of The Lenny, Christ & Moses

      • He was a genius and a pioneer. Without him, we’d never have had comedians like George Carlin and Richard Prior. Bruce created a style of comedy that’s affected every comedian since.

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      • Here is a no shitter: I have listened to every thing published by him. And I have read all his books. There are just a few. Some probably out of print now.
        There is a pretty damn decent compilation: ‘Let The Buyer Beware.’

        http://www.amazon.com/Let-Buyer-Beware-Lenny-Bruce/dp/B0002RUPGK

        of most of the recordings. Of course I purchased it, but I had all the original recordings on CD’s already.

        Most folks don’t get all of his humor–not their fault–you have to know some history and what was going on with the country at the time of his performances (understanding some Yiddish is also helpful). Sometimes when listening, I have to Google certain public figures he speaks about, but over all, I get most of it first round.
        Or at least when talking about Lenny, I pretend to.
        🙂

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      • Right. Some of his stuff is so specific to the political moment he was in right then and there you do have to look it up. A few of Shakespeare’s history plays are like that. Everyone in his time knew exactly who everyone was in those plays but 400 years later, you gotta do a little research or you’re lost. No problem doing that. It’s how we learn.

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