posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 03:49 PM
I'm glad you brought up Lenny Bruce, because that's the era of comedy club attenders that we've gone back to. Say the wrong thing, agree with the
wrong crowd, or make a real world observation, and BAN. I have a friend who does stand up and said that it sucks from time to time due to the "Kids in
the Crowd" being there. Funny story but sadly true, he got asked to leave after telling a joke in the bathroom before going on stage. He was at the
urinal and this guy started to use the urinal next to him. The other guy started to get real close to him while pee'ing. So he looks down at the guy
junk and says, "well that's nothing to brag about". The other guy apparently went to the club owner and started saying that my friend was making
racist comments in the bathroom, and was asked to leave. He ended up going on yelp and saying "great food, great service, customers can't take a
Anyways he was telling me that he was doing a bit at a club near a college campus and was asked to not do his bit about the Ashly Madison worker in
the unemployment line because some of the people in the audience might be unemployed. Of course he dropped it, he does need to money, but the point is
he likes to tell me that it's like going to back alley clubs and basement performances just to tell a joke.
Back to the Lenny Bruce thing, every time I talk with him I sit and wonder, "how long will it be before good comedy is labeled hate speech, and
comedians get jailed for making a joke?"