The Anti-Gospel of Lenny, Larry and Sarah: Jewish Humor and the Desecration of Christendom

@article{Tanny2015TheAO,
  title={The Anti-Gospel of Lenny, Larry and Sarah: Jewish Humor and the Desecration of Christendom},
  author={Jarrod Tanny},
  journal={American Jewish History},
  year={2015},
  volume={99},
  pages={167 - 193}
}
  • J. Tanny
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • History
  • American Jewish History
The legendary Jewish comedian Lenny Bruce is often credited with transforming american entertainment in the early 1960s. His yiddishinflected, iconoclastic standup routines shredded the veil of silence that had kept racism, sexuality, drugs, religion and other taboo topics out of the spotlight. although Bruce was hardly the first comic to draw from the well of Yiddishkeit, none of his predecessors had been so brazen, so vulgar or so unapologetically Jewish in a public sphere that had become… Expand
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