A look at the life of the controversial American comedian who was arrested on numerous occasions for obscenity and drug possession. With contributions from leading comics.
To his legions of followers Lenny Bruce was a genius and a free speech hero. To his detractors he was labelled sick and dirty.
Forty years on from his premature death Simon Amstell finds out why Lenny's fight for freedom of speech opened the clubhouse doors yet cost him his life.
The programme includes contributions from Eddie Izzard, John Fortune, Dick Gregory, Stewart Lee and features an exclusive interview with Lenny's daughter, Kitty Bruce.