Monday, April 16, 2012
Well comedy writers, take heart! May I introduce you to Jerry Lee Lewis?
Jerry Lee Lewis was a rock star in the early days of rock n’ roll. Some of his big hits were “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Breathless”, and “Great Balls of Fire” (which was also the title of a 1989 movie about him, starring Dennis Quaid). Here’s an example of Jerry Lee in his prime.
He also played the piano with his feet, which of course is the prerequisite of all great musicians.
Anyway, his career hit a little snag when he married his 13-year-old cousin. Why I don't know. But that was just the first Mrs. Lewis. And here’s where we get into family-pilot-gold –
Recently he married his seventh wife. Her ex-husband is Jerry’s cousin whose sister was Jerry’s first wife. Now seriously, tell me you've seen that before on ABC.
As always, you're welcome.
But alas, what happens if you’re not the first four in the door? Once every network buys this sure-fire premise then what? Fear not. Again, dipping into the relationship-rich world of music, I give you Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
At the time of his death in 2000 it was revealed he had fathered at least 55 children by God knows how many women. I say “at least” because they’re still counting and the number could eventually reach as high as 75.
SCREAMIN’ JAY PLUS 55.
Neither of these stories are made up. They're both absolutely true. That's what makes them so great. And so REAL.
Get on the phone to your agent. And Paula Marshall.
By Ken Levine at 5:57 AM