The Life And Crimes Of Lenny Bruce

Charles Shaar Murray profiles the legendary American comedian Lenny Bruce who died in 1967 of a drugs overdose and whose pioneering comedy paved the way for Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and Bill Hicks.

The programme combines recordings of Bruce's performances with contributions from people who knew him, including Steve Allen, satirist Paul Krassner and musician Jack Sheldon.

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Charles Shaar Murray profiles the legendary American comedian Lenny Bruce who died in 1967 of a drugs overdose and whose pioneering comedy paved the way for Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and Bill Hicks.

The programme combines recordings of Bruce's performances with contributions from people who knew him, including Steve Allen, satirist Paul Krassner and musician Jack Sheldon.