12 Controversial Comedians: Lenny Bruce

  • 12 Controversial Comedians: Lenny Bruce
If one comedian can be credited for opening the door to freedom of speech onstage, it was How to Talk Dirty and Influence People author Lenny Bruce. The comic's 1964 conviction for obscenity was eventually overturned -- but after he had died penniless. Said Bruce, “In the Halls of Justice, the only justice is in the halls.”
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