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  • Writer's pictureRoss Edwards

The Nutty Proofreader

A recent press release email blast had recipients expecting miracles -- or maybe fearing the start of a dead-clown zombie apocalypse.

Jerry Lewis in 2009

The subject line: "Jerry Lewis Returns to New York & Celebrates Pride.”

However, Jerry Lewis -- the comic legend and star of The Day the Clown Cried and other lesser projects over eight or so decades -- died in 2017.

Lewis (pictured right before launching into a zombie rage-fueled attack on New York streets) could not be reached for comment.

I think it's possible, however (after reading the actual press release), that the sender meant to refer to singer Jenny Lewis.

Honest mistake.

Image: Georges Biard derivative work: User:Octave.H [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

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