13 October 1925 - 3 August 1966
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
I didn't do it, man, I only said it.
- To police on the occasion of his arrest for saying "cocksucker" at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop, 1961
I'm sorry if I wasn't very funny tonight. Sometimes I'm not. I'm not a comedian. I'm Lenny Bruce.