JOHN WILCOCK returns to Boing Boing for Chapter Six, with the first of two installments on Lenny Bruce.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce" will conclude next week.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.
Discussing Lenny Bruce in the sixties, Nat Hentoff writes, "I might be able to understand - though not really - why anyone with a knowledge of the major tensions of our time would not find Bruce funny; but I cannot understand how other [cultural critics] fail completely to comprehend what he is saying." (Read the entire Village Voice column, April 6, 1960.)
Paul Krassner's Impolite Interview with Lenny Bruce for The Realist.
Marc Maron's WTF podcast interviewing Paul Krassner, discussing Lenny Bruce.
(Maron also followed up with this entertaining tweet about Dilaudid.)
WFMU and Kliph Nesteroff present:
"Actual Audio of a Lenny Bruce Gig Being Raided by the Cops, Chicago 1962" (Soundcloud)
Returning from a trip abroad, John returns to Andy Warhol’s Factory to meet a young, fragile, and beautiful Edie Sedgwick.
An evening of police brutality in 1965 ushers in one of the most pivotal moments in Civil Rights history. From John Wilcock, New York Years, a history of the 1960s underground press and related events. (Also, Happy MLK Day, Jan 16)
Traditionally, the end of year (New Year’s, especially) is a time when many on the planet indulge in LSD. To commemorate this good-minded season, here’s a compact history of East Coast academic acid, including John’s experience dosing at Millbrook with Tim Leary, Charles Mingus, others. Happy Holidays.
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