August 10, 2017

My Dad's Lenny Bruce


Watching this great documentary on free speech and comedy. It's free on Amazon Prime at the moment.

Lenny Bruce's story plays a big role. They say (and it's hard to disagree) that Lenny Bruce wouldn't stand a chance on college campuses today. (Nor, I daresay, at google, or at KPFA, or Warped Tour, or... what have you.)

Anyway, it inspired me to dig out this book, which I haven't read since I was a kid. This is my dad's copy, which I still have. (I mean, obviously.) It only just occurred to me now how weird and cool it was that he had one just laying around for twelve-year-old me to pick up, and how much I owe to them both.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 10, 2017 09:27 PM