October 17th, 2016
Free-speech pioneer. Satirist. Cultural Icon.
Comedian Lenny Bruce’s legacy is the focus of a two-day conference on October 27-28 at Brandeis University.
Join us for two days of speakers and discussion on such topics as Comedic Ancestors and Descendants, Censorship and Law, Religion and Reason, Jewish Humor and the Holocaust, Engendering Comedy, Postwar Popular Culture, and the Language of Comedy.
“Comedy and the Constitution” will mark the formal opening of the collection of archival material that the university acquired from Bruce’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, with a generous grant from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.
Keynote speaker: Christie Hefner, Trustee of the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, founder of Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards, member of board of directors of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
October 27-28, 2016, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library