ENCORE ORIGINALS TELEVISION EVENT: FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY, "METHOD TO THE MADNESS OF JERRY LEWIS" PREMIERES ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH AT 8PM ET/PT
Special Feature-Length Doc to Premiere Among Five Classic Films and to
Include Candid, In-Depth Interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin,
Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Quentin Tarantino and More
WHAT: ENCORE Originals is set to celebrate "The King of Comedy," Jerry Lewis, with the premiere of an
original, feature-length documentary, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis." This contemporary look at the living legend features extensive and in-depth interviews with Hollywood industry icons who have been influenced by the legendary actor, director, producer, writer, singer and humanitarian. Superstars like Jerrry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Quentin Tarantino, and more, take part in this special television event that explores the career of one of comedy's most talented and charismatic performers.
In addition to never-before-seen footage that helps define Jerry Lewis' storied career, viewers will get an intimate look at the unrivaled icon, who is one of the world's most well known philanthropists, as he travels the world continuing his comedic reign at the ripe, young age of 85.
WHO: Internationally renowned, Jerry Lewis is a renaissance man for all seasons. Performing on stage
at the age of five, he has acted, produced, directed and authored books; was part of the immortal comedy duo of Martin and Lewis; invented the Video Assist, a closed circuit television system which is used on virtually every movie and television production; nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and presented with numerous humanitarian awards, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Director/Producer Gregg Barson (director/producer of the award-winning Phyllis Diller documentary "Goodnight, We Love You") has worked with Jerry for the past three years, filming him in action from concert tours to the Cannes Film Festival in France. Barson is the only filmmaker to be granted rare and unlimited access to Jerry, who has opened up his private vault of personal archives - never seen before by the general public.
WHEN: Airing Saturday, December 17th at 8pm ET/PT on ENCORE. The special feature-length
documentary will be presented within a back-to-back lineup of classic Jerry Lewis films:
ENCORE Celebrates Jerry Lewis Lineup:
1:50pm - The Bellboy
3:05pm - The Errand Boy
4:40pm - The Geisha Boy
6:20pm - The Ladies Man
8:00pm - "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" (premiere)
10:05pm - Nutty Professor
12:00am - "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" (replay)