JOHN WILCOCK: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!

JOHN WILCOCK returns to Boing Boing for Chapter Six, with the first of two installments on Lenny Bruce.

By Persoff and Marshall

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce" will conclude next week.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.

Supplemental material:

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)

Published 7:28 am Thu, Apr 17, 2014

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From the comic book biography of John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. See previous installments here and here.)

Ethan Persoff (Twitter) is a cartoonist, based in Austin TX. His other comic project is Radio Wire.

Scott Marshall (Facebook) is an illustrator, sound artist, and art director, based in New York City. Previous projects include audio work for Woody Allen (Small Time Crooks), and two scores for full-length dance pieces by choreographer Lar Lubovitch (Men's Stories, The Black Rose).

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