In lumping the likes of Sarah Silverman with the nonpareil Lenny Bruce, Kera Bolonik appears to have lapsed into subconscious reductio ad absurdum. In point of fact, Miss Silverman is to Mr. Bruce as Senator Barbara Boxer (D=CA) is to her matchless predecessor Hiram Johnson.
To paraphrase the late Lloyd Bentsen: I knew Lenny Bruce. Lenny Bruce was a friend of mine. And Sarah S, you're no Lenny Bruce.
Noel E. Parmentel Jr.
Oct 17 2007 - 4:38pm