August 20, 2017

A Personal Tribute To Jerry Lewis

We lost another one of the all time greats this weekend, Jerry Lewis, one of the last performers from the Golden Age of Comedy. He was […]
June 18, 2016

30 Minutes of Jerry Lewis’ Legendary Unreleased Film, Surface Online

  The Day the Clown Cried Surfaces Online In the pantheon of legends and myths, the list goes something like this: – “The Legend of Odysseus […]
March 17, 2016

MOMA to Premiere New Jerry Lewis Film

In honor of Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday, the producers of his most recent film, Max Rose, have agreed to release the 2013 drama theatrically as part of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition celebrating Lewis’ legendary career.
October 14, 2015

Jerry Lewis Trashes Colbert, Says He Should Work At Tiffany’s

Jerry Lewis watches some of the new late-night shows -- and does not like Stephen Colbert. He told Showbiz411's Roger Friedman that he doesn't watch Kimmel, and liked Letterman, but doesn't miss him, and thinks Fallon is going to be "very, very strong,"
July 1, 2015

Comedian and Actor Jack Carter (1923-2015)

There are some performers who become masters of a particular, single art form. There are others who become a jack of all trades...accomplished in many. Jack Carter was one of those types...a flexible, multi-talented comic, actor, dancer, and singer. He may not have ever become an icon like some of his contemporaries (who had great respect and reverence for him), but reached one of his most important survive, something the 93 year old did personally as well as professionally.
May 24, 2015

PBS Documentary Explores Legendary Friars Club

On Friday, PBS aired a 30-minute documentary on The Friars Club, a legendary comedy institution, as part of their "Treasures of New York" series.
May 2, 2015

The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon Is No More

For nearly 50 years, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon has been televised to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
January 31, 2015

Jesse Joyce Shares His Extra Terry Bradshaw Roast Jokes

As part of Super Bowl week, and to add more humor to its programming, ESPN hosted the Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw.
November 27, 2014

Christopher Walken Looks Like Hook on the Tonight Show

Christopher Walken is getting ready for the live performance of "Peter Pan" coming to NBC next week, and he was on the Tonight Show last night already looking very Hook-like, even without a costume on.
October 15, 2014

Talking With Dane Cook About Comedy’s Greatest Venues, Milestones, and Making Trouble

Dane Cook has a brand new special coming out this Friday called Troublemaker. It's his first new comedy release in four years, and there's a lot of excitement over the new hour that is set to debut on Showtime on Friday October 17th. We got to spend some time talking with Dane about the new special, his career, and some of his favorite venues he's performed in over the years.
September 22, 2014

Chris Rock Surprise Show, Friars Honor Jerry Lewis, and News From Adam Ferrara in New York Clubs This Week

Jeffrey Gurian loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. In today’s column, the Friars Club renames their building after Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock does a surprise set at The Comic Strip, Jeffrey talks with Adam Ferrara, and more!
September 17, 2014

Jerry Lewis and Jimmy Fallon Use Instruments

Jimmy Fallon is a big admirer of Jerry Lewis. Jerry Lewis is also a big admirer of Jerry Lewis. Jimmy and Jerry try to recreate a scene from Jerry's old film, The Errand Boy.
July 12, 2014

Joan Rivers Hired Body Guards After Jerry Lewis Death Threat

Recently, Joan Rivers sat down with Ron Bennington at the SiriusXM studios in New York City in front of a live studio audience to tape an episode of Unmasked. Rivers talked with Bennington about her new book, her recent fight with Kristen Stewart and how emotional it was for her to return to the Carson Show after 27 years. She also addressed comments that comedian Jerry Lewis recently made about an age old fight between the two comedians.
July 1, 2014

Who Is Jeffrey Gurian and Why Does Everyone in Comedy Know Him!?

Jeffrey Gurian is one of the most well known fixtures in the comedy world. You'll see him in clubs, at most comedy festivals, and at red carpets with a microphone in hand ready to interview his favorite comics. He's not a comedian (although he has performed stand up), and he doesn't work for a major television network. He isn't a super agent, or comedy club owner. Jeffrey isn't a 'power player' in the usual sense of the word. He hosts his interviews for his own self-produced YouTube Channel, Comedy Matters TV. So you might not expect him to be one of the most connected people in the world of comedy, and yet, he is.
June 9, 2014

Susie Essman: Jerry Lewis Never Was Funny

Comedian Susie Essman, who is best known for her role as Susie Greene on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and comedy scenester Jeffrey Gurian stopped by the Ron and Fez Show last week to talk comedy. Susie had just come back from the Friar's Club, where they were interviewing her for a PBS documentary on the famous club. After reminiscing about some great Friar's Club moments, the subject of Jerry Lewis came up, and Essman revealed that she had been invited to a tribute to Jerry Lewis, but refused to go.
April 13, 2014

Jerry Lewis Finally Admits Women Are Funny…

...Except when they do stand up.
April 13, 2014

Jerry Lewis Honored At Hollywood’s Chinese Theater, Bites Quentin Tarantino

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis not only left his foot and hand prints at a special ceremony at Hollywood's Chinese Theater, but also his teeth imprints on presenter Quentin Taratino's hand.
March 25, 2014


Jerry Lewis is 88 years old and and as the writer puts it (still a piece of shit).
May 23, 2013

Jerry Lewis Repeats His Distaste for Female Comics

Asked who his favorite female comics were Thursday at a Cannes Film Festival press conference, Jerry Lewis listed Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds. He then added: […]