The Rockin Johnny B

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Comedians rally in support of Jerry Lewis
   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis’ separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians.
   Paul Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby and others have joined in support of Lewis, the 85-year-old comedian who the MDA says is no longer its national chairman and will not appear on this year’s telethon.
   The funnymen told reporters gathered at The Laugh Factory comedy club Friday in Hollywood that they want the MDA to feature Lewis on the upcoming telethon.
   Rodriguez says Lewis should be brought back in a limo and given the accolades that he deserves.

I have heard that Jerry Lewis is irascible and sometimes hard to work with because of his compulsion toward perfectionism.  This being said, to fire this icon from the Muscular Dystrophy show is uncalled for to the max.  This guy has given a large portion of his life to this cause and the Labor Day show.  To simply oust him is heartless and the people who have done this need to be strung up with their over-egregious egos.  Jerry should be able to close out his reign with class and dignity.  Besides, let's face it, the final Jerry Lewis show would be mega-mighty and people would tune into it just say they saw it.

No comments:

Post a Comment