Jerry Lewis turned 82 this year, but it’s doubtful that the original Nutty Professor, who rose to fame in the 1940s as half of the comedy team Martin and Lewis, has grown up any. Known for wise-cracking his way through interviews, Lewis should keep the audience in stitches as he discusses his career with his longtime friend director-actor Peter Bogdanovich at the King of Comedy, presented by the Museum of the Moving Image. Throughout the talk, you’ll see clips from such films as The Nutty Professor, The Errand Boy, and The Ladies Man and from Lewis’s television appearances with Dean Martin on The Colgate Comedy Hour. Maybe he’ll even do a “Laaa-dy!” for old time’s sake.
Sat., Nov. 22, 7 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 12, 2008