Lenny Bruce


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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George Carlin

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George Carlin on impersonating Lenny Bruce in front of the comedian who wound up getting Carlin signed to an agency

Hugh Hefner with Emerson College

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Hugh Hefner on his connection to humor, on his syndicated show Playboy's Penthouse, and on his connection to Lenny Bruce
Hugh Hefner on having standup comedians at his Playboy Clubs in Chicago, and on his friendships with Lenny Bruce and Don Adams

Shecky Greene with Emerson College

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Shecky Greene on the then-current state of comedy, and on Lenny Bruce

Budd Friedman with Emerson College

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Budd Friedman on the beginnings of stand-up comedy with people like Lenny Bruce

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on how Larry Gelbart got the inspiration for "Maxwell Q. Klinger" on M*A*S*H

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on Lenny Bruce and Carl Reiner's philosophies of using one's experiences for comedy material

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on first seeing Phyllis Diller and Lenny Bruce perform

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