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  • From Yiddish cartoons to Woody Allen, a Tent for young adults

    By Ryan Torok

    April 19, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    During a recent Friday at the Writers Guild on Fairfax Avenue, scenes from Woody Allen films screened after clips from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Lenny Bruce records were passed around the room, and conversation centered on Jewish assimilation in American life and its connection to...

  • The Lenny Bruce Interview, Jill Bourque’s How We First Met and Stage Time With Steven Alan Green

    By Steven Alan Green

    April 7, 2013 | 5:32 pm

    Well, Folks, been a while.   I’ve just been so crazy busy.   Lots of private paid writing contracts and starting a new radio show.  That’s right, I got my own Internet radio show.  Stage Time With Steven Alan Green can be heard live Mondays, 10am-Noon Pacific Time, then online and...

  • Spectator - Bruce in Living Off-Color

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Cynics contend that dying young can be "a good career move." It worked out that way for Lenny Bruce, a rebel hero of the Beat-era comedy scene who has been lionized since his premature death by drug overdose in 1966. At 40, Bruce had, for five years, been hounded by law enforcement,...

  • Listening to Lenny

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One night many, many years ago, I was at The Comedy Store on amateur night when Robin Williams walked in off the street and jumped onto the stage. For the next 45 minutes, the air inside the club turned into nitrous oxide as Williams made us all feel a bit brighter, a bit wittier, a...

  • Like He Never Left

    By Mike Levy

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The ghost of Lenny Bruce still haunts North Hollywood.

    Just around the corner from the Lankershim Boulevard hobby shop where Bruce was busted for heroin in 1962, "Lenny's Back" at the American Renegade Theatre offers a thoughtful, stinging monologue from the grave.

    The hobby shop,...