12 June, 2020Print
Comedy Dynamics Pacts With The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation To Distribute Lenny Bruce Is Out Again
LOS ANGELES, CA – Comedy Dynamics has announced that they have teamed up with the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation to distribute a previously unreleased album titled Lenny Bruce Is Out Again. It will be released on SiriusXM and Pandora on June 26, 2020. A limited edition Record Store Day Vinyl was scheduled to release on April 18, 2020, but has been rescheduled along with Record Store Day to September 26, 2020 (https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/11991).
Lenny Bruce is the grandfather of modern comedy to many comedic minds worldwide. He is still renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy, which blended satire, politics, sex, and religion to shed light on hypocrisy in an observational manner. Bruce paved the way for outspoken comedians who challenged societal norms and pushed counter-culture into the world of stand up comedy. In 1964 he was convicted of obscenity and the trial itself lead to a landmark judicial decision regarding freedom of speech in America in the 1960s. Rolling Stone ranked Lenny third on the list of the 50 best stand-up comedians of all time, behind Richard Pryor and George Carlin. In 1961 Bruce gave a memorable performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, which was recorded and later released as a three-disc set titled Lenny Bruce: The Carnegie Hall Concert. More recently, Lenny has appears regularly in The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, where his character is played by Luke Kirby.
“My father’s legacy was that of a freedom fighter for the first amendment therefore he touched every part of modern comedy,” said Kitty Bruce.
According to The Telegraph UK, Lenny described his style of comedy by saying, “I'm not a comedian. And I'm not sick. The world is sick and I'm the doctor. I'm a surgeon with a scalpel for false values.”
“Lenny is the icon of icons and most comics working today owe a debt of gratitude to Lenny for paving the way for what they do and how they do it. It’s a career high getting to know and work with Kitty,”. said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
About Comedy Dynamics:
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
About The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation
Founded in 2008 by Kitty Bruce, The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation at LennyBruce.org, combats alcohol/drug addiction with scholarships and education. Working closely with sober houses and treatment programs, Kitty Bruce oversees many aspects of addiction service and works with approved facilities designed to save lives. The foundation provides scholarships for sober living programs as approved by Kitty Bruce. Her goal is to establish educational modules that work under The Lenny Bruce Module guidelines for long-term success.