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Lewis packed 'em in throughout the country on his
annual concert tours, and in the process he became one of the most sought
after performers in the South. In addition, he achieved national
fame as a best-selling author and syndicated columnists.
Now his widow Dedra Grizzard, and his friend and manager Steve
Enoch have created a loving tribute; a touring re-creation of Lewis'
wildly-popular stage shows. They have personally selected material
for the tribute performance from both the classic stories his fans loved,
and new readings from his columns and books. Some of this material
has never been performed live. This is the show that Lewis was
planning to take on the road in 1994, had he survived his last surgery.
Bill Oberst, Jr., an actor from
South Carolina, captures Lewis' look and his mannerisms faithfully, in the
great tradition of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain or James Whitmore as Will
Rogers. The performance is available in lengths of 45 minutes and 1
1/2 hours. There was only ONE Lewis Grizzard, but this
authorized tribute to his memory is as close as we will come to seeing and
enjoying him onstage again.