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  • Calendar: October 4-10

    By Laura Donney

    13 hours ago

    SAT | OCT 4

    “BETTER”

    Who says Los Angeles isn’t a theater town? When Annie returns to her Midwest childhood home to escape her less-than-blissful married life and visit her dying father, drama unfolds. With family and old friends around, secrets are revealed, wine is consumed,...

  • Calendar: Fall preview Sept. 26 - Nov. 23

    By Laura Donney

    2 weeks ago

    FRI | SEPT 26

    “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU”

    Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel with the same title, the book tells the story of Judd Foxman, returning home to sit shivah for his late father. Citing legal clearances, the film has altered the Foxman name to a less overtly Jewish...

  • Calendar March 15-21

    By Laura Donney

    March 12, 2014 | 11:53 am

    SAT | MAR 15

    LEWIS BLACK

    He’s probably yelling, but it’s definitely not at you; it’s with you! The irritated comic is known for his smart, funny, passionate commentary. Maybe you know his “Back in Black” segment on “The Daily Show,” maybe you have his two Grammy-winning comedy...

  • Jerry Lewis raps in Yiddish

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    June 10, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Usually when you think of keeping the Yiddish language alive you think theater and literature — not freestyle rap. Especially not freestyle rap performed by a legendary comic like Jerry Lewis.

    Yet thanks to TMZ, the world now has grainy smartphone footage footage of the...

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  • SPECIAL ETV SERIES: Jerry Lewis: The Devil’s Genius - Chapter One: NOBODY’S PATSY

    By Steven Alan Green

    August 12, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    A lot has been said about my life-changing experience in working with Jerry Lewis; and primarily by yours truly.  Truth is, actions speak much louder than words.  And no action speaks louder than sex.  It was a lovely London Sunday morning.  The last of the drunks had waddled home...

  • Feb. 1-10

    February 1, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    Pick of the week: Wed., Feb. 8:

    JERRY LEWIS
    The 85-year-old comedy icon signs DVD copies of “The Jazz Singer,” the 1959 television remake that features Lewis as Joey Rabinowitz, a nightclub singer torn between show business and his faith. Wristbands will be distributed at 9...

  • Jerry Lewis ousted as MDA telethon host

    August 5, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Viewers of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethon will see a new host for the first time in more than four decades as Jerry Lewis is dismissed, Los Angeles Times reports.

    For the first time in 45 years, Jerry Lewis will not be pleading for donations in front of a camera Labor...

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