Leonard Alfred Schneider (Octo – August 3, ), known professionally as Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "The Real Lenny Bruce" on Discogs. Leonard Alfred Schneider (Octo – August 3, ), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic. Lenny Bruce, born Leonard Alfred Schneider, (born Octo, Mineola, New York, U.S.—died August 3, , Hollywood, California). These are all atmospheric details, approximations of Only in one respect does Maisel actually transpose a real fixture of the era onto its. Lenny Bruce was an American stand-up comic and satirist who became a target for prosecutors and a poster boy for freedom of speech. Lenny Bruce From 'Marvelous Mrs Maisel' Was a Real Comedian, and His Life Was as Drama-Filled as the Show Depicts Those arrests? They actually. "Lenny Bruce is about Attitude. He was a true iconoclast, attacking every sacred cow of the s and 60s from his underdog, working-class perspective. Maisel are works of fiction, one main character's name definitely stands out to comedy fans. Yes, Lenny Bruce was an actual stand-up comedian. Lenny Bruce is one of the only real-life characters in Marvelous Mrs Maisel Although most of the popular show Marvelous Mrs Maisel is.