Jerry Lewis

Paul Kupperberg on March 16th, 2013

Jerry&Me2 copyToday is Jerry Lewis’ birthday! The 87 year old comedian has been a lifelong favorite and, if not exactly an influence, he’s someone whose unrestrained insanity and willingness to go deep for the joke or the gag has been a guiding light for me.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 7th, 2009

A shout out to Jerry on his 43th annual show!

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Paul Kupperberg on February 23rd, 2009

To know me is to know that I have an unhealthy appreciation–some would say obsession–with Jerry Lewis. He’s the comedian I connected with when I was a kid and for whatever reason, his comedy has never lost its effect on me.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 24th, 2008

In July, I posted a “scene” from Hitler’s Bellhop, my What If…? take on a Jerry Lewis-produced movie about Adolph Hitler. This was the essay I wrote to accompany the supposed script fragments of Jerry’s rediscovered un-produced epic:

HITLER’S BELLHOP: The Lost Screenplay
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Late one evening in 1967, Jerry Lewis sat in the private projection room of his Beverly Hills home, screening for perhaps the one hundredth time, Charlie Chaplain’s classic The Great Dictator.… Read the rest

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