Impulse Productions was beyond honored to be contacted by the team that created the concept of Jerry's House in order to conceptualize, plan and produce the inaugural Legionnaires of Laughter Gala honoring all those who have had a global impact through comedy. As the actual awards were a surprise, Impulse's first task was to come up with an overall concept that integrated the formality of a Black Tie Gala with the Jerry Lewis inspired fun that brought all of these people together from start to finish. Using his infamous red-nose campaign and introducing the world to Lochie, the Australian Boy who at 6 years old became Jerry's partner in bringing laughter to those in need, Impulse spent two years building the ultimate event to properly honor such an incredible list of people.
The event was hosted at one of New York's most prestigious venues, Cipriani Wall Street, and from Clown Doctors on the Red Carpet to celebrity hosts Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, the laughs truly never ended and all for such an incredible cause, promoting Jerry's House and how impactful these programs can be in places as close to home as Bellevue Hospital, the first in the country to partner with Jerry's House. The evening ended with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after Robin Williams and presented to his family and friends as well as the promise that honoring all those who understand that the power of comedy transcends race, gender, religion and age will continue, for Jerry and for everyone he has inspired.
While the world has lost a legend, we are forever grateful for having had the opportunity to work with Jerry and his teams in the United States and Australia in bringing his vision to life and look forward to carrying on his Legacy of Laughter for years to come.
Cipriani Wall Street
New York, New York