NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the Jerry Lewis he knew, and how the comedian wanted to make people laugh.
Two giants of comedy died this weekend. Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis had very different styles, but both men were hugely influential. There are many comedians who drew equal parts inspiration from both men.
Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.
In September 2016, Marc recorded a conversation with the legendary Jerry Lewis. Until now, no one has heard it other than those in the room. This was supposed to be a full-length episode of WTF, but the interview was compromised and there were no plans to release it. Marc explains what happened as we present this never-before-heard conversation. This episode is sponsored by If She Only Knew from Kensington Books.
In 2005, Lewis told Fresh Air about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills while working as a busboy. The comedian, actor and director died Sunday at the age of 91.
C.S. Lewis said that the imaginative man in him was older and more continually operative than the rational man in him. And while Lewis was known for his sound apologetics and his reasoned arguments in support of the Christian faith, it was his power of imaginative depictions that makes his writing so profound. What can we learn from Lewis about the imagination—both its uses and abuses—to help us understand our world and ourselves better?
In this lecture, Dr. Jerry Root, Associate Professor at Wheaton College and the Director of the Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College, poses the question: What can we learn from Lewis about the imagination—both its uses and abuses—to help us understand our world and ourselves better? This lecture was presented at the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills just outside Chicago on October 9, 2015.
Jerry Root’s plenary address titled #1 “Unfallen Worlds: Malacandra and Perelandra” from The C.S. Lewis Retreat 2015.
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The Killer, the Thriller & the Chiller: Jerry Lee Lewis with sisters Linda Gail and Frankie Jean (hour 1)
From small town Louisiana to Memphis, from hellfire to honky tonk, we trace the meteoric rise, fall and rebound of rocknroll’s most wayward son—Jerry Lee Lewis. We talk to the Killer about his hits, his misses and being the last man standing of the “Million Dollar Quartet,” which also included Elvis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Jerry Lee’s sister Frankie Jean Lewis, a.k.a. the Chiller, gives us a tour of the family’s homestead in Ferriday, LA. Natchez, MS bluesman Hezekiah Early shares memories of Haney’s Big House, the Chitlin’ Circuit nightclub where underage Jerry Lee sneaked in to hear boogie woogie. Drummer J.M. Van Eaton describes what it was like to record with the Killer during his early Memphis days. Sun Records publicist Barbara Sims recalls the scandal that derailed the pianoman’s career. And Linda Gail Lewis, nicknamed the Thriller, tells of her brother’s second act as a country star and the string of duets they recorded together, as well as her own career as a pianist and dueting with Van Morrison. Plus, we hear Jerry Lee Lewis’s collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and Gillian Welch, among others. All killer, no filler, this week on American Routes.