What's new--and old--with Jerry Lewis. More interesting than I would have expected.
"If you don't get Jerry Lewis, you don't really understand comedy, because he is the essence of it," Jerry Seinfeld says in Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, a documentary slated to premiere on the Encore Network this fall. In a rough cut screened for me by the movie's director, Gregg Barson, who has worked with Lewis for three years on the project, Eddie Murphy lauds Lewis's "inspired silliness," calling him a genius. "Jerry is sexy," Carol Burnett proclaims, "when he's not doing 'Hey, lady!' "