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Lenny Bruce, who was raised in Bellmore, was known as a trailblazer for outspoken comedians. He was arrested multiple times in the early '60s for using obscenities on stage causing police to monitor his performances.(Credit: Chicago Daily News)

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12 envelope-pushing comedians

Cheech and Chong are surely not the first comedy act to have raised some eyebrows. Here are just a few comedians who have really pushed the envelope.