Lenny Bruce
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"Leonard Alfred Schneider", better known by his stage name "Lenny Bruce", was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satire/satirist.

He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a Posthumous recognition/posthumous pardon, the first in New York State history, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. He paved the way for future outspoken Counterculture of the 1960s/counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States.

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