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7 of the Most Confusing Twists in Comedy History

There’s no shortage of confusing behavior going on in the entertainment industry. At this stage, the job description for becoming a celebrity might as well include something about carrying on in ways that nobody can understand. Comedians are [...]

By Tony Alpsen

RIP Jerry Lewis

Not long after the comedy world lost a legend and pioneer when Dick Gregory passed away over the weekend, it lost another star. Yesterday it was confirmed that comedian, filmmaker, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas. [...]

By Megh Wright

Here Are Two Clips from Jerry Lewis’s ‘The Day the Clown Cried’

Back in August, a YouTube user uploaded some rare behind-the-scenes footage from Jerry Lewis's unreleased 1972 film The Day the Clown Cried in which he stars as a clown in a concentration camp, and the same user posted two more clips on New [...]

By Megh Wright

Watch Rare Footage from Jerry Lewis’s ‘The Day the Clown Cried’

Here's some rare "making of" footage from The Day the Clown Cried, the Jerry Lewis-directed 1972 movie in which he starred as a clown in a concentration camp who leads Jewish children to their deaths. The movie has never been released. "You [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jerry Lewis Is Making a ‘Nutty Professor’ Musical

The New York Times has a story about Jerry Lewis, at 86, directing a musical adaptation of The Nutty Professor in Nashville. Sadly, he is remaking his version; there won't be a singer clapping whilst belting: "Hercules, Hercules, Hercules, [...]

By Jesse David Fox