Last night I read a 4.12 Nick Pinkerton piece about Jerry Lewis. It’s a fairly scalding portrait, but it doesn’t read like a hatchet job. I asked Lewis biographer Shawn Levy (“King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis“) for a response. “It’s Jerry through-and-through,” he replied. “The sheer longevity of the man and the neediness — staggering. He’s outlived everyone you can consider a peer (my theory is that they’re beta-testing something bespoke for him in Hell), and yet he still preens and condescends and crows like he’s got things to prove and scores to settle. A remarkable man, and captured to a tee by the story, I think. A very nice job.”