Raise your hand if you like Lewis Black

Lewis Black is now headlining New Video Tuesday.  Hear what he has to say about Michael Richards and, if Michael ever opened a comedy club, what it should be called.  Jump over to the Video page to check it out.

"Looking for Lenny" in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone just talked with Carl Montgomery and Paul Krassner, both of whom appear in "Looking for Lenny", about Lenny, his legacy and "Looking for Lenny". 

From the article:
Looking for Lenny examines recent controversies over the use of language, including racial slurs used by talk show host Don Imus and comedian Michael Richards. When Bruce used similar language on stage Ė often incessantly Ė it was to expose its absurdity. The real crime in the Richards case, says comedian Orlando Jones in the film, was that "there was no punchline."

Such incidents demonstrate Bruce's prescience, said Krassner: "When he was called a 'sick' comic, he was really trying to reflect the implications of a sick society. And the critics blamed the messenger."

For the full article head over to RollingStone.com

Patrick goin' coast to coast!

A few days ago Patrick was in the Bay Area and now he's in New York.  The man is relentless.

It's Christopher Titus' turn on new video Tuesday

In this clip comedian Christopher Titus discusses Lenny, addiction and social responsibility.  Christopher gave us a fantastic interview and I'm glad we have an opportunity on this website to share with you some of the things he said that were cut from the film due to time.  Head on over to the Video page to check it out.

Patrick hits the airwaves!

Our very own Patrick O'Sullivan appeared on the San Francisco area show Bay Sunday to help spread the word about "Looking for Lenny". Check it out!

Censorship or just the free market at work?

Political correctness, conformity threaten free speech

I donít agree with some of Buchananís ideas, especially regarding Jews, his questioning of whether World War II had to happen or whether the United States should be involved militarily in the Middle East, but he has every right to his ideas, as we all have the right to our own. Itís called free speech.

The approach to free speech should be like the one taken by the ACLU in 1977 when neo-Nazis made plans to march through the Jewish suburb of Skokie, Ill. While deploring their views, the ACLU defended the groupís right to express itself.

This article caught my eye because it is specifically a topic we talk about in "Looking for Lenny". Late in his life Lenny had a number of run-ins with the law because of what he said on stage, who he poked fun of and what topics he broached. He was arrested and forced to stand trial all across the country. I think we all can agree that getting tossed in jail is a far cry from just getting laid off (which is what happened in this case to Pat Buchanan). I don't think it's a First Amendment issue because the government is not involved. Pat Buchanan is free to express his views and opinions and MSNBC is free to decide whether or not to put Pat Buchanan on the air. Something to think about though is, if voices are getting silenced is the end result any different if it's the government or corporations doing the silencing?