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The original sicknick of comedy, Lenny Bruce, and his 1961 album “American”

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One of the most controversial comedians of his time, Lenny Bruce, was the original bad boy of comedy. In this episode we will be listening to his 1961 album “American.” We will find out how Lenny got his start doing stand up, the influence of jazz on his comedy, and why he wore a trench coat on stage. Listen in as we discover what made Lenny Bruce so controversial!

Created in 2008, the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation combats alcohol/drug addiction with scholarships and education. The foundation provides scholarships for sober living programs as approved by Lenny’s daughter, Kitty Bruce.

To learn more please visit https://lennybruce.org/foundation/

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