16 Easter Eggs You Probably Didn’t Notice In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Lenny Bruce Was A Real Person

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Lenny Bruce, played by Luke Kirby, is a certified hottie, so clearly he’s one of the best characters on the show. It’s sad that so many people don’t know that Lenny was a real person and one of the greatest stand-ups of all time. His obscenity trial is known as a landmark for freedom of speech under the First Amendment and led to Lenny being the first person to get a posthumous pardon in New York state. Lenny was known for his pacing in freestyle rants about jazz, politics, religion, and sex. To go into more about his very real-life might spoil future Maisel plot points, but the show gets the comic right, from the legal issues all the way down to the trademark trenchcoat. Amy actually used to know Lenny’s mother in the early 1960s, which might’ve led to the accuracy behind the comic’s portrayal.

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