The Legionnaires of Laughter are the most influential and successful comedians, comic actors, writers, artists and entertainers, whose work in the art of comedy makes a global impact on humanity.
The King of Comedy, the late Jerry Lewis, called upon the world’s best in comedy to join him in 2017 to launch the inaugural Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Awards. A night to celebrate his peers and honor their contribution to humanity.
In a world that needs joy now more than ever, it is extremely timely
to honor each of these comedians for their lifetime achievements in
making a difference in the everyday lives of mankind.
On this night one Legionnaire will also be awarded with the lifetime achievement award for their work in achieving a global impact and creating positive change through laughter, amongst over 20 more awards in global comedy.
This event is set to be the most prestigious honor award nights in comedy. A legacy Jerry Lewis was proud to leave behind.
All profits from sponsorship of the evening will be donated to Jerry Lewis’s charity Jerry’s House.
The original Legionnaires were hand picked and inducted into
the Legionnaires of Laughter Academy in 2017.
Once inducted Legionnaires will have the rights to the following:
- Have the honor to be introduced as a Legionnaire of Laughter in all future public introductions.
- Recognized as part of a unique society that contribute to the science of humor therapy and the effects of humor on a global community.
- Have the exclusive opportunity to Present and/or host a Legionnaires of Laughter Event including the prestigious Legacy Awards.
- Have the exclusive right to nominate and vote on all Legionnaires of Laughter Awards and have the right to recommend and nominate new inductions into the Legionnaires of Laughter Hall of Fame each year.
The Legionnaires Of Laughter Academy
David X Cohen
Dame Judi Dench
Robert De Niro
David Hyde Pierce
Walter Kamau Bell
Dick Van Dyke
Damon Wayans Jr