Frank Skinner on Lenny

As part of the BFI's exclusive members Screen Epiphanies event strand, comedian Frank Skinner introduces a screening of Lenny, Bob Fosse's 1974 biopic of American stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. In this video Skinner explains the revelatory impact the film had on him as a young man, and considers the influence of Bruce's humour on the development of his own successful career as one of Britain's best comics. As well as analysing Lenny's enduring appeal and contemporary relevance, Skinner also passionately pinpoints a specific moment in the film to illustrate the film's extroardinary level of authenticity.


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