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)
Previous Wilcock/Lenny comics on Boing Boing: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce! When Lenny Bruce Stayed at My Apartment – Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall
A history of The East Village Other, and its impact on New Journalism, Activism, and the Underground Press. From John Wilcock, New York Years.
John’s break from the Village Voice in 1965, leading to his work with Walter Bowart and the East Village Other.
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