Jonny Lewis

Writer/Director/Actor

I am a multi-award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, and standup comedian with experience on stage and screen in New York and Los Angeles. In 2014, I returned to Michigan to look after my mother, who is now 94. In late 2017 I finished shooting a series of 8 short comedic antiwar films in Los Angeles. I am now writing feature-length scripts, having completed one. I am the Animation Curator for the New York Independent Film Festival for 2019, and on March 19 of this year (2019) I did my first standup comedy gig, at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle (where Tim Allen got his start). My fellow comedians said I “killed it.” I did it again two weeks later, and I’ve been scheduled at another venue in June by someone who saw me my first night. It’s loads of fun, and I plan on doing as much as I can—someday even in NYC and LA. In the meantime, I’m always writing more comedy shorts, sketches, and features. I also lead a free comedy acting workshop for local amateur actors.

Reviews

Maybe one day there will be a Langhorne or a Twainie award, and you will deservedly win.

Art Dorland, Veterans for Peace, Cleveland chapter

Your work is vital to the movement!

Will Griffin, past VFP national board member, publisher of “The Peace Report”

I saw your “Truth in Recruiting” video. So funny, and so true!”

Adam Dowd, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter

Your videos are excellent! I’ve posted several on the Chicago VFP DeMil Facebook page.

Arny Stieber, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter