Comedy legend to get a taste of the Dockers
American comedic legend Jerry Lewis will be an interested onlooker when Fremantle take on Carlton in one of their biggest games of the season at Etihad Stadium this weekend.
Radio 3AW reports “The King of Comedy” is heading to Melbourne this weekend, and will be the guest of the Blues club at the clash on Saturday night.
The 84-year-old will be in Australia as part of his longstanding role as international patron for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
He will speak at the President’s dinner before the match, and then accompany President Stephen Kernahan to the player warm up.
He will also join the captains at the coin toss before the start of the game.
A comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director and singer, Lewis is best-known for his slapstick humour in stage, radio, screen, recording and television – mostly in partnership with legendary ratpacker Dean Martin.
The pair made a total of 17 comedy movies from 1949 to 1956 and starred in 14 of those.
Lewis will be escorted onto the ground by members of the United Firefighters’ union, who are joining him in supporting children and families affected by neuromuscular conditions.
The Hollywood funnyman is hosting a major fundraiser in Melbourne next Tuesday, organised by building industry mediator and Lewis fan Mick Gatto.
The event at the Docklands, at $1,000 a head, is sold out.