Comics Bid To Pardon Lenny Bruce

The NYPost Is reporting now a group of comedians, writers and lawyers are trying to convince NY Gov. Pataki to grant a posthumous pardon to overturn Lenny Bruce’s 1964 obscenity conviction, it was announced yesterday at the New York County Lawyer’s Association.

Bruce, who was sentenced to four months at Rikers, unsuccessfully tried to appeal his conviction before he died in 1966. Four years later, the Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Howard Solomon, the owner of Cafe Au Go Go, where Bruce performed his “obscene” act.