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Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 19 March 1967 (USA)
Iconoclast Lenny Bruce appears at San Francisco's Basin Street West in what was his next-to-last live appearance. His act that night consisted of reading allegations and transcripts from ... See full summary »

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John Magnuson

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Lenny Bruce

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Iconoclast Lenny Bruce appears at San Francisco's Basin Street West in what was his next-to-last live appearance. His act that night consisted of reading allegations and transcripts from one of his several obscenity trials and then commenting on what he'd actually done or said. While there are some "bits" in the performance (including the prison riot with Dutch, the Warden, Father Flotski, and Sabu, the prison doctor), this is much more a social commentary on government intrusion and censorship than it is a comedy routine. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Lenny (1974) is a fictionalization of the real life person also portrayed in works such as Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998), Looking for Lenny (2011), Lenny Bruce: Without Tears (1972), that is also mentioned as an influence in documentaries like Fuck (2005), Obscene (2007) and Hungry i reunion (1981). See more »

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Featured in Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (2003) See more »

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A rare opportunity to see Lenny at work
5 August 1999 | by CoolRickSee all my reviews

This is a great chance to see Lenny performing during his last days. Not as funny or as snappy as his earlier performances, his intensity comes through loud and clear. Filmed in a small intimate club, you get the feeling of what it was like to see him live on stage. The included animated short, "Thank You, Masked Man," is a hilarious take on a popular Bruce stage routine.


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19 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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The Lenny Bruce Performance Film See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA

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1.66 : 1
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