“’I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce” Is A Fantastic & Dynamic One Man Show at Theatre 68!”
THE GEEK AUTHORITY – Lorenzo Marchessi
Theatre 68 in North Hollywood has brought an amazing and colorfully entertaining one-man show that explores the inner thoughts of a legendary comic performer and it’s done with amazing style and panache – it’s called “I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce”.Staring Ronnie Marmo as Lenny himself – it was both an exciting and truly an audience immersive experience. Ronnie brings this real feeling person to life. The humor, the confusion and often his inner thoughts (often very funny) to life with such charm and pace – your will forget you are not ‘really’ watching the actual Lenny Bruce. I was impressed with the attitude and light-heartedness of the various points in Lenny’s life that Ronnie really enveloped and made compassionate, and above all, fun for the audience. It’s a truly tour de force performance for Ronnie.
If you didn’t know, he was born Leonard Alfred Schneider (Birth October 13, 1925 and died August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name “Lenny Bruce”, was a Jewish-American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist who was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. It was his 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York State, by then-Governor George Patak back in 2003. He paved the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States.