VIDEO: Jerry Lewis on Joan Rivers: 'She Set the Jews Back 1,000 Years'
Legendary comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter Jerry Lewis answered fan questions during an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners and host Maria Menounos, as part of the SiriusXM "Town Hall" series from the Friars Club.
During the discussion, Lewis shared his rather negative feelings towards fellow comic Joan Rivers, commenting "she set the Jews back 1,000 years." He went on to explain, "Joan attacked me in the press. All she said was, 'Jerry Lewis has to be thankful that he has the telethon because it helps his career.' And then she went on and was even a little more salty. So I wrote her a note that night. I said, 'Dear Ms. Rivers, we've never met, and I'm looking forward to keeping it that way."
His note continued, 'If you find it necessary to discuss me, my career, or my kids ever again, I promise you I will get somebody from Chicago to beat your goddamn head off.'
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jerry Lewis," will air today, Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm ET, via satellite onRaw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits, channel 99, andthrough the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online atsiriusxm.com.For rebroadcast times, please visitwww.siriusxm.com/townhall.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary ofThe Nutty Professor, which was released on Blu-ray by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment June 3, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jerry Lewis" will feature the legendary actor and comedian answering questions about his life and career.