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Lenny Bruce
(1925-1966) born on
Oct 13
US comedian, satirist, author. He was famous for his off-color material and for using four-letter words in his act; life depicted in the film "Lenny," 1974 starring Dustin Hoffman.
         
   
F
Every day, people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

R
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it . . . try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't.
A
All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
N
The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
K
Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Essential Lenny Bruce," ed. J. Cohen.
R: "The Essential Lenny Bruce," "Performing and the Art of Comedy" ed. by John Cohen, 1967.
A: "The Essential Lenny Bruce," "Performing and the Art of Comedy" ed. by John Cohen, 1967.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Saturday Review," by Barbara Gordon, 20 May 1972.
   


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