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The Promise That Is Jerry Lewis

9 Decades of laughs.  How is it even possible? Jerry Lewis’ passing this weekend left me reeling and unable to process the influence this man made on my career. Jerry is the reason I, as a physical, visual act, have a career.  Without him, my kind of comedy never becomes cool, guys from Red Skelton & Jonathan Winters, to Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, wouldn’t have made sense to us.  Because we had Jerry it did. In 2003 my wife sent in a long shot submission for my appearance on the MDA Telethon.  It was in the beginning stages of
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