The Kruiser Kabana Episode 107: Lenny Bruce Is Not Afraid

A Full Serving of Subversion, Please

Lock me up and throw away the key.


I’ve thought a lot in recent years about comedy’s journey from Lenny Bruce’s ongoing struggles with the law sixty years ago over the right to say what he wanted to on stage to the era where a lot of comedians are censoring themselves and apologizing for jokes they told a decade ago.

I will not be apologizing for any jokes old or new. Sure, I’ve got some stuff that makes me cringe in my past material but that’s only because I didn’t know how to write a joke as well back then.

This is an episode where I toss some ideas out to you to both crowdsource and give myself some public accountability. It’s time to shake things up and to have fun doing it.

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I think Lenny would want it that way.



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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.