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"I'm Not a Comedian ... I'm Lenny Bruce"

Calendar iconFeb 01, 2020 | 02:00amCredits icon56 creditsLocation iconChicago, IL, United States
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Hot off its critically-acclaimed, sold out Los Angeles and Off Broadway engagements, the Chicago premiere of "I'm Not a Comedian ... I'm Lenny Bruce" is directed by multi-award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna. Star Ronnie Marmo brilliantly chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian of all time. An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and of course, comedy. Bruce's tempestuous personal and professional life was marked by both great passion and great pain His unwavering commitment to free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. Lenny fought for freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court.

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