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Album Review

Lenny Bruce's Live at the Curran Theater documents his 1961 concert in San Francisco. This double-disc set includes his entire stream-of-consciousness monologue, which spans organized religion, civil rights, politics, drugs, his legal troubles and obscenity.

Customer Reviews

Dark but superb

The second best album after the Carnegie Hall performance. Like that album, this one takes several listenings to "get" because Bruce changes subjects and throws in asides at a rapid fire pace. Not funny in a ha ha joke way but more entertaining as a wry social commentary.

i loved

this was the single greates album i have ever listened to it inspired me to my inner core thank you lenny bruce for putting this is my life. Also i want to thank my cousin A. Farmer for giving me this book and letting me borrow it for so long this book was a entertaing amazing book it is a phenomenon

Mona Lisa

This is Bruce's recorded masterpiece, revealing itself from each brand new angle. The best closing five minutes of any live show, music, comedy, or drama. It's all three of those things at once, a newly discovered fourth way to communicate truth and lies. The most original American comic of all time.


Born: October 13, 1925 in Mineola, NY

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '50s, '60s

When once asked to describe jazz, trumpet legend Miles Davis sarcastically but saliently replied, "You can sweat it down to four words: Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker." Applying that same old-school, new-school trailblazer to comedy is somewhat more problematic. A number of great early comics could stand in for the Armstrong entry, among them Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, and George Burns. But in choosing the "Charlie Parker of comedy," by that meaning the one who blazed the modern-day...
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