Jerry Lewis Makes Appearance at 'King of Comedy' Event

Jerry Lewis Makes Appearance at 'King of Comedy' Event

(AP) Jerry Lewis makes appearance at ‘King of Comedy’
By JOHN CARUCCI
Associated Press
The Tribeca Film Festival has ended on a royal note with Jerry Lewis showing up at the 30th anniversary screening of “The King of Comedy.”

The 87-year-old comedian-actor walked out to thunderous applause after the screening Saturday, joining co-star Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese.

Lewis answered questions about the making of the film and he brought the audience to laughter with a tale about a guy he met on a subway train.

In the movie, Lewis plays a talk show host kidnapped by a deranged comedian played by De Niro.

De Niro founded the festival with producers Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff as a way to rebuild the neighborhood where the World Trade Center fell in the 9-11 attacks.

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