Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth
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Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth
Robert B. Weide pays tribute to the tragic life and untold contributions of stand-up comic Lenny Bruce, a complicated performer whose work has arguably influenced more contemporary comedians than any other. It took Weide a decade to interview those closest to Bruce -- including his late mother Sally K. Marr (herself a stand-up comedian, and one of the first women to succeed in that profession) and his ex-wife Honey Bruce, a former stripper -- and to compile rare television and other footage of Bruce's routines. Weide heavily focuses on the attempts of authorities to censor Bruce, whose… More