MEDIA ADVISORY: Jerry Lewis Press Briefing Tuesday 13 June @Cipriani-NYC For 19th June Legionnaires of Laughter Gala Honoring Robin Williams–Raises Funds For Jerry’s House Charity For Children

Comic Legends Gather, Joining Jerry Lewis For an Evening Of Hilarity Mingling Captains Of Industry, City and Elected Officials

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PRESS BRIEFING TUES JUNE 13th: JERRY LEWIS' LEGIONNAIRES OF LAUGHTER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONORING ROBIN WILLIAMS @CIPRIANI GALA. The award recognizes the invaluable contribution made by comedians, comedic actors/entertainers and the immense value that laughter brings to society. Jerry Lewis states: "I want to say thank you for 91 years of support for my passion towards finding a cure for Jerry's kids. For me, my legacy is to give an opportunity to see humor and healing come together in Jerry's House." Jerry continues, "I am so excited to see the inventions and creations by a little boy, Lochie Graham come-to-life for the Children of Bellevue (CoB) @Bellevue, the oldest Hospital in America. Join me in Celebrating my 91st year by supporting Jerry's House today and do it every time you have a free minute!" Legionnaires of Laughter Awards gala fundraiser supports Jerry's House Charity founded by Jerry Lewis and Lochie Graham is Monday, 19 June 2017.

--()--Jerry Lewis founder of Legionnaires of Laughter, co-founder Jerry’s House gives inaugural gala awards dinner honoring Robin Williams. Awards’ gala is first of its kind, establishes fundraising support for Jerry Lewis’ new charity Jerry’s House. The charity raises awareness for the “Healing Power of Laughter,” launches Children-of-Bellevue @NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue.

WHAT: Jerry Lewis Legionnaires of Laughter Press Briefing for Star-Studded Gala

PRESS BRIEFING: 10:30 AM–Noon (ET), Tuesday 13, June, 2017 @ Cipriani-55 Wall Street–Library Room, NYC

GALA EVENT: 5:30 PM (ET), Monday 19, June, 2017 @ Cipriani-NYC

WHO: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood host star-studded gala of comedic legends:

MEDIA INFORMATION: Journalists invited to Press Briefing+Event

Valid Press Credentials receive gala registration: RSVP+:

Interview Opportunities:

  • Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian, co-Founder–Jerry’s House;
  • Lochie Graham 13-year-old Australian child actor–Co-Founder Jerry’s house;
  • Colin Mochrie/Brad Sherwood Hosts Star-studded comic talent at Gala;
  • Louise Schultze–CEO Jerry’s House;
  • Mariadora–Director, Children-of-Bellevue @NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue;

Story Opportunities

  • Jerry Lewis’ and Legionnaires of Laughter members;
  • Robin Williams Life Time Achievement Award–recognizes invaluable contribution of comedians and contribution to society. 2017 lays ground work for annual Awards event;
  • 19th June, Gala program;
  • Jerry’s House Charity–non-profit organization committed to Jerry Lewis’ fundraising legacy for children;
  • Jerry’s House Brings Laughter to Children-of-Bellevue (CoB) @BellevueLaunches June 2017

SOCIAL: Please follow us @JerrysHouseLOL use hashtag #LOL2017. See posting updates at: Facebook and Instagram.

ADDITIONAL Journalists attending 13 June press briefing receive press credentials for 19 June gala+ Interviews with Jerry Lewis Charity executives. Embargoed news+information not distributed to general media., or


  • #LOL2017
  • #JerryLewisLOL


For Jerry’s House & Legionnaires of Laughter
Office: 212-673-5160
Charle-John Cafiero/ Direct: 917-714-1910
Gabrielle Napolitano/ Direct: 718-8709-8850

Release Summary

Press Briefing 13 June for Jerry Lewis+Comic Legends Gather to Honor Robin Williams @Cipriani–NYC, helps sick children through Jerry’s House Charity RSVP


For Jerry’s House & Legionnaires of Laughter
Office: 212-673-5160
Charle-John Cafiero/ Direct: 917-714-1910
Gabrielle Napolitano/ Direct: 718-8709-8850