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Lenny Bruce
1925 - 1966

American comedian and social critic, a.k.a. Leonard Schneider, who became a counter-culture icon through his use of prohibited language and disturbing themes in his acts. In the words of one critic, he "disturbed the sleep of the nation", and made a career out of being offensive.


The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.

quoted in The Essential Lenny Bruce (1967), edited by John Cohen
Communism is like one big phone company.