Newsweek has a really interesting article about comedian Lenny Bruce by Brian Braiker:

“If a comic gets onstage and tells his audience “I am not a comedian,” he’d better say something important—or really damn funny. Lenny Bruce—the hepcat who took his act from L.A. strip clubs to Carnegie Hall, redefining stand-up in the process—did both. Now, nearly 40 years after a fatal drug overdose, a dizzyingly complete six-CD collection of his trailblazing routines has been released.

Thanks boingboing!