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. 
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Do you think the legandary comedian Lenny Bruce would still be considered obscene in today`s world?
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.


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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/9/03 - 4:20:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably not, obscenity is usually rewarded in today's society
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 4/21/03 - 5:23:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'm guessing no
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 4/25/03 - 6:53:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really think so although were he to get the wrong people upset who can say? It's a shame he died and we will never know.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 4/25/03 - 6:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know,I have never heard his stuff
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/19/03 - 5:32:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think his comedy would be appreciated in today's PC environment....just look at Andrew Dice Clay
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/19/03 - 7:13:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but your spelling of legendary would be.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/6/03 - 12:43:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes, he would certainly still be considered obscene. the only difference is that now obscenity is considered more normal.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/8/03 - 6:22:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I SWEAR I spelled it right when I submitted it



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