Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Richard Lewis Confirmed You As a Friend on Facebook...

Yup, it's true.

THE Richard Lewis and I are THIS CLOSE.

Okay, so what if I'm one of his 266 Facebook friends...we're still friends. He confirmed it -- just as in the title of this post. Just as in the subject line of the email I received.

And would you believe that out of all those friends he's got, we only have one Facebook friend in common?! A former classmate of mine in Jewish day school and high school is also a friend of Richard's -- talk about coincidences.

So how does one become Richard's friend? Well, in checking out my classmate's Facebook friends, I noticed Richard was on that list.

Richard? The Richard Lewis? The Richard Lewis of "Anything but Love" Marty Gold fame? The Richard Lewis who has attained new viewing audiences with his "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appearances? The Richard Lewis who has made black shirts, black sports jackets and black pants all the rage? The Richard Lewis with those big, baby-doe-caught-in-headlights eyes? The Richard Lewis who made "Jewish neurotic comedian" a familiar term? The Richard Lewis who, in every stage appearance, runs his fingers through his hair countless times to do what no mousse or hair gel could ever do?

Yup...that Richard Lewis.

So silly me just dropped him a message, reminding him of a show he'd played in Toronto close to 20 years ago, which I attended and where I'd managed to get his autograph in a comedy book of mine, with the help of an usher. And after the show I ran into him at a Toronto popular cafe and approached him then to say hello.

Must've hit a nostalgic soft spot 'cause the very next day I got confirmation that I'm his friend.

Okay, friend, I'm making a bar mitzvah in June for my son. Would you like to MC the luncheon? Or, okay, friend, would you like to be a special guest speaker in my other son's grade 2 class on Career Day? Or, okay, friend, I have another friend -- a blogging friend -- I want you to connect with. He's funny, he's neurotic like you, he's apparently a chick magnet, and he writes well. Maybe you can introduce him to your other friend, Larry David.

Here's to a long and -- if your monologues prove anything -- a long-winded (Facebook) friendship!


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't get all the "FACEBOOK" stuff...Maybe this is a sign that I have become a Crotchety Old!

What is the appeal? I got hoodwinked in to joining because someone wanted me to see his daughters Facebook Page.,,LOL...And it's been downhill, ever since! HA!

I hear you, Pearl.

Thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my post today...! It means a lot to me.

So...I just cannot joim another thing...! Thanks my dear, but No Thanks!

cruisin-mom said...

oh my gosh Pearl...I forgot about the show Anything but Love...with Jaimie Lee Curtis. That was actually a pretty funny show. Glad to hear he is your friend LOL

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

I loved this post.

If you want to see something pretty funny search on youtube for outtakes of a TV show that he did brefly together with Don Rickles. (The funny piece is Rickles havng a hard time.)

If you search his name on my blog you'll find I've written about him several times. If my memory is serving me right, you commented on a post of mine about the time I met RL and gave hm an article about anorexia of the soul (if searching his name doesn't bring up the posts - try those words, if you want).

When you get together with this new friend (you'd think he'd have a thousand facebook friends - so you rate, are in a relatively small group) tell hm about me - the guy who he inscribed his memoir for with the words "To Neil - Shalom, and get laughs."

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Pearl..I am responding to your guess as to what that picture om my blog is....(Just how bad is THAT sentence
That was a Good Guess about the Matzo...HA HA...But, no....!
I will reveal the answer in my next post...And FYI, nobody has guessed it, so far.

Gary Baumgarten said...

Richard Lewis will be my guest on News Talk Online on Tuesday June 17 at 5 PM New York time.

Go to my blog, for the link to talk or listen to him.