Humor Thrupoint Podcast

Happy Birthday, Lenny Bruce!

THRUPOINT Podcast Episode 7 After a 7-week power outage the podcast returns on the birthday of Lenny Bruce with a special tribute program in his honor. Sean examines the life, legacy, and legal career of Lenny Bruce with cuts from his 1965 Berkeley concert and 1966 UCLA talk, a story from Danbert Nobacon, and more. […]

Arts Review Profile

Lenny Bruce and the Freedom He Went Without

Remembering Lenny Bruce and what he gave, fifty years after his death. Fifty years ago today, Lenny Bruce, born in Long Island as Alfred Leonard Schneider, died in his home overlooking Los Angeles, California, at the age of forty. He didn’t have a quarter. Over the course of five years he blew through a fortune […]


The Sleepy Soldier

Ai Wei-Wei is seeding the flowers of revolution in the grounds of justice. He leans back in the chair on the patio under the soft sunlight while his friend fusses around on a smart phone, arguing that Ai Wei-Wei himself said that political art cannot be art. Eyes lidded, his rotund gut supporting folded arms, […]

America Travel

Does Silicon Pave Over Gold? Part One

A Travelogue in San Francisco, Day 1. My recent trip to San Francisco, joined by Editor and Partner, Kathleen Dolan, came as a consequence of curiosity, nostalgia, a need for new scenery, and an experiment with travel writing. News articles have been flowing for several years concerning the gentrification of Bay Area cities, not necessarily […]

Humor Report

From Dirty Lenny to Louis: Pryor Trends

I’m always ready to give credit to Lenny Bruce for contemporary trends in stand up comedy, alongside friends Mort Sahl, Jonathan Winters and the other “sick” comics, to whom we owe our concept of the modern comedic performer. Lenny’s output was tremendous, generating long form bits and sketch routines with multiple characters, yet always performed solo […]