Monday, August 3, 2009

It was 43 years ago today...

Lenny Bruce passed away 43 years ago on Aug 3, 1966. Every comedian performing today owes him an incalculable debt - without him, stand up comedy would not exist - certainly in the myriad, occasionally unconscionable forms that it does today. The clip shown here, much like Bruce's own life, is very brief, and includes a truncated version of one of his most famous observations.

Thanks, Lenny.

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