Jamestown's National Comedy Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival August 4-7. The festival will feature more than 50 events around town, including a roundtable discussion with the daughters of comedy legends Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Friday at 6 p.m.
August 3 also is the 50th anniversary of Lenny Bruce's death at the age of 40. It was his counter-culture stand-ups in the 1950s and 1960s that blazed a 1st Amendment trail for Carlin, Pryor and others. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with Bruce's daughter, Kitty, about her father.