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Bob Dylan’s ‘Slapstick’ Period Revealed: ‘He’d Gotten Deeply Into Jerry Lewis’

Producer and writer Larry Charles has revealed that he and Bob Dylan conceived a surrealist comedy series for HBO in the Nineties that never came to fruition. “He’d gotten deeply into Jerry Lewis, and he wanted to make a slapstick comedy,” the TV vet said on the podcast You Made It Weird  (via Dangerous Minds). Moreover, Charles revealed that “he wanted to star in it, almost like a Buster Keaton or something.” 8 Things We Learned Diving Into Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ Charles, whose credits include Seinfeld , Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat , ultimately went on to co-write the 2003 movie Masked and Anonymous with Dylan, who also starred in the movie alongside Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz and John Goodman.

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