Tribute to Jerry Lewis

Why book Tribute to Jerry Lewis?

A spot on impersonation of a young Jerry Lewis, paying tribute to such classic acts as "The Typewriter", "Chairman of the Board" and many others -- all with that signature Lewis voice!



Amazing For Both Caregivers and Individuals with Dementia!

Nicholas Arnold performed at a Comedy Day (Special Event) at our Adult Day Program for individuals with dementia and brought laughter like none other! He was available on short notice, easy to contact, responded promptly, arrived with plenty of time to set up and did not require assistance with set up.

He interacted well with our members and was very adaptable taking into consideration their abilities, interests and communication skills. He responded extremely well to the audience as he extended portions of his show to which he was receiving much laughter.

Appropriate show for individuals both of higher and lower functioning as he does give individual attention to the audience members throughout the show.

Can't wait for him to come back and make our members laugh so hard it caused all of our office staff to attend as well!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Joyce C.
Organization: Alzheimer's Society Peel
Event: Private Party in Mississauga, ON
Event Date: Aug 13, 2012
Hired As: Jerry Lewis Impersonator, Comedian, Comedy Show, Impersonator, Impressionist, Mime, Musical Comedy Act, Stand-Up Comedian, Tribute Artist

Great performer for Retirement and Long Term Care Homes!

We enjoyed having Nicholas Arnold at a special event in our Long Term Care Home last week. He was reliable - confirming the date with me ahead of time and showing up early to become familliar with our facility and set up his equipement (all important to an activity coordinator when trying to plan a month of activities for many residents!)
He engaged, and interacted with the residents - and made us LAUGH! (which we all need to do more of, but especially in LTC)

I noticed he was also sensitive to the needs and responses from some of our special care residents. Our residents could very much relate to this era of comedy - with opportunities to reminisce.

Thank you Nicholas for a great show!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Joan W.
Organization: Woods Park Care Centre
Event: Other in Barrie, ON
Event Date: Jun 19, 2012
Hired As: Jerry Lewis Impersonator

Blew us away!

We were so impressed by the accurate imitation, first of all. Having listened to and watched Jerry for many years, the visual and audio presentation was so bang on on. Set pieces and ad libs were skillfully woven. Add to that the intricacies of timing - the syncopation of the typewriter bit, and the pauses in delivering punchlines - and this is one very funny show!

Reviewer: Philip C.
Event: Religious Celebration in Kingston, ON
Event Date: Feb 25, 2012


Attended a Knights of Columbus Ladies Night and was amazed by the entertainment provided by Nick Arnold as Jerry Lewis. A very Nostalgic show, brought back many memories. Tears from all the laughter and a standing ovation to boot!

Reviewer: Scott
Event: Awards Night in Kingston, ON
Event Date: Feb 25, 2012

The Laughter Never Stops...

We have hired this young man for a number (10 or more) of our dinner theatre shows over the last 6 years, the most recent time being this past December. He is wonderfully hysterical - or, perhaps, hysterically wonderful. The audience loved him. He stole the show but the rest of us didn't mind one bit because he is a delight to work with.

His Jerry Lewis is spot on. The mannerisms are Jerry's, the facial expressions are Jerry's, the rubber mouth is Jerry's and that voice is very definitely Jerry's! In comedy, timing is everything and his is perfect. It is impossible not to laugh - loudly and often.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Ila L.
Organization: Partners in Crime Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Event: Corporate Event in Kingston, ON
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
Hired As: Jerry Lewis Impersonator, Comedian

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: Please Contact for a quote
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Non-union


Audiences will experience an hilarious routine of stand-up, mime, song and improvisation, all staying true and accurate to classic Lewis moments.

Additional Booking Notes


Q: Where are you based/How far do you travel?

A: I am based in Toronto, Ontario and will travel pretty much anywhere - however, travel must covered by the client.

Q: Do I need to provide accommodation if I am hiring you for an out of town gig?

A: Yes. This is discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Q: I'm not sure if this type of show is right for my event?

A: Contact us and we can find out! Generally, this show fits perfectly in the 40-70 age range -- however, younger audiences have been a blast in the past as well. The show follows a more biographical format, as opposed to impersonation and so not everyone has to know of Jerry Lewis to get a kick out of his jokes, routines and humour, or be interested in the story of how he went from rags to riches. If you're looking for a show that will keep people entertained and laughing ... this just might be what you're looking for! Feel free to hunt around this press kit, for videos, reviews and photos to help in your decision making.

Q: I am looking to hire you for my Nursing Home/Long Term Care.

A: As of January 2013, I no longer do Nursing Homes/Retirement Communities/Long Term Care.

Q: Is there audience participation?

A: Typically yes. The audience sets the tone of the show for the performer. So this depends on you and how wild you decide to get! Audience members are encouraged to dress up to fully immerse themselves in the Jerry Lewis era.

Q: What about publicity, ticket sales, etc...?

A: I can provide you with promo videos and publicity photos, otherwise, ticket sales and publicity are generally the responsibility of you, the client.

Q: How long is your show?

A: For corporate dinners/private functions, the 1hr show works really well. For a charity fundraiser or something a part of a bigger event, I can do anywhere from 5-30 minutes. The 90 minute show is generally more suited to a headliner event in a theatre setting.

Past Booked Events

06/13/13 Kingston, ON
03/29/13 Tucson, AZ
03/28/13 Tucson, AZ
03/27/13 Tucson, AZ
03/25/13 Tucson, AZ
03/24/13 Tucson, AZ
03/22/13 Tucson, AZ
03/21/13 Tucson, AZ
02/27/13 Barrie, ON
01/18/13 Oakville, ON
01/12/13 Kingston, ON
12/15/12 Barrie, ON
12/14/12 Barrie, ON
11/30/12 Toronto, ON
11/16/12 Kingston, ON - Private Function
11/01/12 Corus Entertainment
10/19/12 Kingston, ON
10/13/12 Orillia Opera House, Orillia, ON
08/20/12 Waterford Retirement Community, Kingston, ON
08/16/12 Eglinton Grand, Toronto, ON
08/13/12 Mississauga, ON
08/11/12 Toronto, ON
08/11/12 Toronto, ON
08/08/12 Waterford Retirement Community, Barrie, ON.
06/26/12 Erin Mills Lodge, Mississauga
06/19/12 Barrie, ON
06/09/12 Toronto, ON
05/26/12 Kingston, ON
05/19/12 Toronto, ON
05/05/12 Toronto, ON
04/28/12 Toronto, ON
04/21/12 Toronto, ON
02/25/12 Kingston, ON
12/10/11 Kingston, ON

Tribute to Jerry Lewis

I first began playing Jerry when I was 13-years-old and my research and study into his life and genius has not stopped since. With my looks and lanky figure that are reminiscent of a young Jerry from the Martin and Lewis era, audience members will experience a spot-on and authentic portrayal of Jerry Lewis with everything from the classic Typewriter, Chairman of the Board, to monologues, jokes and songs, all with audience interaction and improvisation to boot. With my inexpensive rate, I am eager to work with you to provide high-quality, laugh-out-loud entertainment for your event.

I grew up in Kingston, Ontario and studied Film Production at Vancouver Film School, after which, I moved to Toronto, Ontario where I currently work as an Actor, Filmmaker and Entertainer. In 2008 I was awarded the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership and have been a proud member of that philanthropic family ever since. Charity work has always been important to me, and throughout high school I raised funds for The Canadian Cancer Society, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, while raising awareness on bullying through film, live performance and art. In 2011, I took the year off from performing to write, direct and produce my second feature film, entitled "William's Lullaby" which is currently in post-production, aiming for competition for the 2013 festival circuit.

The team providing the talent:

Gary Carr

Stage Manager

Rebecca Carr

Stage Manager

Dan Reynolds


Cam Schaefer


Dave Barton


Bob Arlidge


Set List

"Blues in Hoss' Flat" -- Recorded by Count Basie, choreographed by Jerry Lewis
"Cute" -- Recorded by Count Basie, choreographed by Jerry Lewis
"Invisible Orchestra Routine" -- Jerry Lewis
"The Record Act" -- The Music Man/Jerry Lewis
"Characters" -- Jerry Lewis/Nicholas Arnold
"The Nutty Professor Dance" -- Recorded by Count Basie, choreographed by Jerry Lewis
"Send in the Clowns" -- Stephen Sondheim/Nicholas Arnold
"The Typewriter" -- Recorded by Leroy Anderson, choreographed by Jerry Lewis
"Dinah" -- Recorded by Danny Kaye, choreographed by Nicholas Arnold
"Be My Love" -- Recorded by Mario Lanza, choreographed by Jerry Lewis

Influences & Inspiration

Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton, Charlie Chaplin, Andy Kaufman, Victor Borge, Martin Short, Steve Martin

Setup Requirements

Please contact for Technical Rider


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