HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Comedy icon Jerry Lewis is gone from the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon he hosted for decades, but fellow comedians are making sure his name stays attached to the search for a cure.
Jerry Lewis was missing in action at this year’s MDA Telethon, but he was not far from the hearts and minds of his fellow comedians.
Hollywood’s funny men and women hosted a fundraiser at the Laugh Factory Monday night, raising money for a special cause. It is something very important to Jerry Lewis – his kids.
“We want to honor him by raising money for Muscular Dystrophy and send it to the MDA. But we want to send it in Jerry’s name,” said comedian Norm Crosby.
Lewis hosted the telethon for nearly 50 years. He has not made a public comment about his departure from the show.