Emmy episode analysis: Luke Kirby (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) ponders if comedy is worth it in ‘All Alone’

Among the performers who got Emmy recognition for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel,” after not getting in for the first season, is Luke Kirby. Kirby scores his first Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Guest Actor for his portrayal of iconic comedian, Lenny Bruce, in the show’s Season 2 finale, “All Alone.”

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After being booted offstage for talking about her friend’s pregnancy in her act, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) goes to grab a drink at a bar and discovers Lenny, who is already drunk. As Midge details her struggles in the business, Lenny describes his own issues including having a warrant out for his arrest in Chicago and that he’s broke from all the legal fees he’s incurred. They both express their deep frustrations with the limitations that are placed on them.

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