Lenny Bruce turned comedy on its head. He was also one of America`s most visible victims of censorship. He spent much of his professional career (in the 60`s) fighting criminal charges of indecency and obscenity, and trying to find work when he had been blacklisted. But hardly a mere foulmouthed loudmouth, Lenny turned comedy and indecency into a philosophy, a way of living and an example to the rest of us.
Because of Lenny`s very real struggle in our not-too-distant past, we believe he is an excellent symbol of the dangers of censorship.