The Times described Mr. Bruce in 1959 as “a four-button mongoose” imbued with a streak of moral indignation. “The kind of comedy I do isn’t, like, going to change the world,” Mr. Bruce said in the interview. “But certain areas of society makes [sic] me unhappy, and satirizing them — aside from being lucrative — provides a release for me.”
(Laura M. Holson, “Lenny Bruce Is Still Talking Dirty and Influencing People,” NYTimes, 10-13-18)
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