An Evening with Jerry Lewis

120 min.


Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:00pm

In partnership with the Family Arena, SLIFF honors legendary comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis with a Lifetime Achievement Award. On the afternoon of Nov. 12, at Webster U., the fest offers free double bill of the documentary “Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown“ and the director’s classic “The Nutty Professor.” But the main event, ”An Evening with Jerry Lewis,” takes place at the Family Arena that night. Jerry shares incredible stories, tells timeless jokes, and shows clips from his most iconic films and from special moments throughout his life and career. Ample time is allowed for the audience to ask Jerry questions. This is truly a walk through history with a Hollywood legend. A consummate entertainer and world-renowned humanitarian, Jerry Lewis is not just a cultural icon in the U.S. and France, he’s one of “The Most Recognized Personalities on the Planet,” according to Newsweek magazine. Carrying the torch lit by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Jerry has earned the moniker “The King of Comedy.”


With Guests

With Jerry Lewis, a Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.

Co-presented with the Family Arena