Jerry Lewis Signs 20-Year Contract

Thursday, August 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Lewis, at 74, thinks he's good for another 20 years of gags.

So does The Orleans hotel-casino, which signed him to a 20-year contract Tuesday. Lewis will perform five times a year for four nights each.

``Twenty years with the provision of when I'm 94 I can work with a walker,'' Lewis joked.

``Anything I do, I do full throttle. It was not the money. If I croak before that, he still has to pay me,'' Lewis said of The Orleans' owner.

Lewis, who will again hold his annual Labor Day telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will perform at The Orleans Sept. 7-10.