Jerry Lewis Is Actually Funny
Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis.
In addition to the duo’s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Also Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented. On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Jerry Lewis brutally punishes reporter with ‘painfully awkward’ interview
At 90, even veterans of the usual Hollywood media routine don’t have patience for small-talk. Jerry Lewis, the slapstick comedy legend-turned-infamous curmudgeon, gave the ultimate grumpy old man interview in an awkward exchange with The Hollywood Reporter that’s quickly gone viral.
Jerry Lewis has no time for bullshit interview questions
Jerry Lewis has long been known as one of the toughest interview subjects in the industry. And that hasn’t changed a bit now that he’s 90. Recently, The Hollywood Reporter dispatched poor Andy Lewis (no relation, presumably) to talk to Lewis at his Las Vegas home as a part of a series about nonagenarians who are still active in show business. The legendary comedian and director was taking a few days off from touring and agreed to a photo shoot and a brief one-on-one. Sounds harmless enough.
But the reporter said he “had a bad feeling about how the conversation with Jerry Lewis was going to go.” Those instincts proved dead-on. The comic was visibly impatient and angry that day, answering most of the facile queries with terse, monosyllabic answers.The Hollywood Reporter has dubbed the resulting interview “7 Painfully Awkward Minutes With Jerry Lewis.” In its own way, it’s a superb comic performance, as the comedian shoots down question after question with speed and precision.
Jerry Lewis Is Funny
Mean old boot of a human Jerry Lewis (a legendary comedian who legendarily doesn’t think women are funny.Eespecially if they are crude) for some reason decided to sit down with The Hollywood Reporter for a feature on working nonagenarians, despite obviously not wanting to be bothered. THR’s Andy Lewis calls their chat “a trainwreck.” He elaborates:
I had a bad feeling the about how the conversation with Jerry Lewis was going to go the second I walked into his Vegas house. The interview was scheduled for a few off days in his touring schedule — and saw him watching TV with his headphones on. He looked angry. I already knew Lewis’ reputation for being difficult and acerbic with his audiences and in interviews. And he’s a well-known control freak.