Ronnie Marmo stars as the legendary comedian Lenny Bruce in this solo show, which ran for 110 performances in Los Angeles. Directed by Tony Award winning stage actor, film and television star, Joe Mantegna. More…
This look at the life and battles of the groundbreaking comedian not only draws from his many court battles championing the freedom of speech but also includes many of Bruce's original comedic bits and insights from his own writings.
See it if You want some good comedy. To learn a little as bout lenny Bruce. Had some sad moments.
Don't see it if If you do not like comedy or shows with cursing.
See it if u want a 1st Amendment lesson via a well-researched, creatively-presented bio-drama of the troubled, controversial, pioneering comedian.
Don't see it if u expect to laugh a lot. [Marmo recreates some funny routines, but the focus is on Bruce's late-stage career, hindered by drugs & the law.]
See it if You want to see a one person play where the actor tries to re-create Lenny Bruce is life
Don't see it if You are a big fan of Lenny Bruce and know a lot about him. You won’t learn anything new
See it if If you are a Lenny Bruce fan, if unique stories of social unfairness and political incorrectness interest you.
Don't see it if If you do not like Lenny Bruce, if you are offended by political incorrectness or explicit sexual talk.
See it if you are interested in finding out more about the life of Lenny Bruce, enjoy a well acted,intense biographical study, don't mind vulgarities
Don't see it if not interested in Lenny Bruce,are offended by strong language, once not permitted on stage
See it if you'd like to see a fine actor completely immersed in the difficult life of Lenny Bruce
Don't see it if you're hoping to see Bruce's energy and comedy recreated, an ambitious undertaking that isn't quite achieved; if you want upbeat/uplifiting.
See it if For a taste of the life & style of a comedy trailblazer who burned a path for Carlin, Pryor, et.al. U can hear the poetry in his sets.
Don't see it if Language & nudity offends U. Seems comedy doesn't age well. Great acting, but routines that shocked & brought belly laughs, fell to silence.
See it if The show takes a hard look at Lenny's Bruce's fight with obscenity laws & addition battles. Outstanding performance by Ronnie Marmo.
Don't see it if Offended by 'bad' language and frank sexual references.
See it if You want to see the brilliant actor channel Lenny Bruce and be deeply moved from laughter to tears in a lovely setting at the Cutting Room.
Don't see it if You have no desire to know more about legendary ahead of his time Lenny Bruce.
See it if you are a Lenny Bruce fan - this is as close to actually seeing him perform as you'll ever get.
Don't see it if you'd be unable to sit through reenactment of Lenny Bruce material that uses obscenities, the n-word & racial slurs to make a social point
See it if you are a fan of Lenny Bruce, or of stand up comedy with a critical edge, you'll enjoy this one-man interpretation of LB's life.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy edgy and at times raunchy cultural criticism
See it if You want an empirical demonstration of the importance of free speech, not just an academic exposition.
Don't see it if You believe that words have an intrinsic power to hurt, and not, as LB put it, that it's the suppression of the word that gives it its power
See it if You are interested in what makes someone funny and how the same things destroy him.
Don't see it if If four letter words upset you. Well if they do, you better not talk to anyone in 2018
See it if You want to see a terrific portrait of a performer who was way before his time performed with great, forceful acting in a fabulous venue.
Don't see it if You are turned off by Lenny Bruce and obscenities
See it if Looking for a good overview of Lenny Bruce's career and later downfall.
Don't see it if If you are easily offended by language or racial humor. But rather tame relative to today's comics.
See it if If you have always been curious about the life of Lenny Bruce and you want to see some bravura acting.
Don't see it if If you don't like the potential of interaction with the actor and you want fluffy fun,
See it if You like and are interested in Lenny Bruce, enjoy a snack and drink with your show, want to travel back in time a little.
Don't see it if You want to learn something new about Lenny Bruce, don't like shows in clubs, don't find Bruce interesting or funny.
See it if You like monologue theatre want to understand the tragedy of a great comedian and social critics life and death.
Don't see it if You have ‘to come’ and laugh at comic material that is dated - but at times still thought provoking - and think that comedy is always funny.
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