This weekend Dallas Comedy House hosts the debut of Lenny Bruce is Back starring Joey Folsom. The play was written by Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein and directed by Nathan Autrey. There will be subsequent performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
More than 50 years have passed since the death of Lenny Bruce. He died of a drug overdose August 3, 1966. For many he is revered as an influential comedian and brilliant satirist. Yet, in his time he was reviled by mainstream society for openly critiquing flawed social constructs. He was arrested multiple times for obscenity.