Bruce is the ultimate politically
incorrect comedian whose career began and ended in North Beach. The comedian,
whose profanity-laced, politically confrontational monologues made him the
object of public derision and police harassment, revolutionized stand-up
comedy in the U.S. in the 1960s. Among his many legal battles, Bruce was
convicted of obscenity for a November, 1964 performance in Greenwich Village.
New York Governor George Pataki granted Bruce a posthumous pardon on December
23, 2003. Also among the events in Bruce's tumultuous
life is a 1965 fall from a second story window of the Swiss American Hotel,
III: Bob Fosse's "Lenny"
IV: "The Lenny Bruce Performance Film"