Comedian/actor Jerry Lewis attends the Friars Club celebration of Jerry Lewis and the 50th anniversary "The Nutty Professor" at New York Friars Club on June 5, 2014 in New York City. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images/AFP
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At this point, Jerry Lewis feels more comfortable with an audience than without.So after nearly 70 years in show business, Lewis continues to do standup and serve as leader of the storied Friars Club. The first two are making movies and performing on stage, but Lewis makes several trips a year from his Las Vegas home to the private comedy club in New York City, where he serves as abbot.Lewis has been the club's leader since 2006 .Though Lewis has come under fire in recent years for his bias against female comics and can be cantankerous and unpredictable in interviews and on stage, his abiding love of connecting through comedy is clear.
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