As a former comedy club owner, who has had Jerry in my club, I have a slightly different perspective. I'll share it here, and hopefully won't start getting any "hate" mail.
Jerry was a great entertainer. Always put on great shows, and left his audiences wanting more. In his early years, he was a comic genius. Lots of comedians got inspiration from him.
The downside - when he was at a club or doing an interview, he treated the staff like a jerk. Great on stage,,, somewhat of an A-hole off the stage. I put him in the same category as Gallagher. Both put on GREAT shows, but my staff would cringe every time they walked though the club doors.
An interesting bit of trivia about Jerry,,,,,, He never wore a pair of socks twice. He wore them, washed them, and donated them....
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