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Martin Lewis is a British-born, Hollywood-based humorist, commentator, producer, radio host and marketing strategist.

Starting his career as a protégé of fabled Beatles publicist Derek Taylor – he has had a storied 40-year history as a journalist, columnist, writer, humorist, monologist, comedic performer, radio host, TV host, TV correspondent, Master of Ceremonies, producer (of movies, TV, radio, DVDs, stage shows and record albums), talent manager, record company owner, independent film distributor, film-festival curator, political commentator, pioneering organizer of benefit events, human rights activist - and as an award-winning publicity & marketing strategist. He is also a noted raconteur and Bon Vivant!

He is noted for working in many spheres of the arts, entertainment and media worlds simultaneously (music, comedy, film, stage, DVD, TV, radio, literature, political commentary etc) - and for successfully undertaking several different roles in these endeavors - including writing, performing and producing. He is also highly regarded for the creation and implementation of the publicity and marketing strategies and campaigns to promote his - and other people's - projects.

Among his many film, TV and DVD productions - he produced the legendary Secret Policeman's Ball series of benefit shows/movies/albums for Amnesty International (1976-1984) starring Monty Python, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rowan Atkinson & Billy Connolly et al; The DVD Editions of The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles On The Ed Sullivan Show and the Who's The Kids Are Alright. He personally recruited Pete Townshend, Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bob Geldof, Phil Collins et al to join Amnesty International's ranks and produced their landmark solo performances for the organization.

He offers his perspectives (sometimes serious – often sardonic) on politics and pop culture for a broad spectrum of worldwide media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and the BBC. He has written extensively for TIME.com, Salon.com and TruthOut.org. For several years he hosted his own daily 4-hour radio show heard internationally on Sirius Satellite Radio – on Steven Van Zandt’s Underground Garage channel.

He likes living in Hollywood because it constantly lulls him into a false sense of in-security.

Lewis is currently developing concepts for several new TV and radio shows. He also has a few breakfasts in development - and a couple of lunches in turnaround...

He is The World’s LEAST-Reserved Englishman… MARTIN LEWIS!


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No Brian Epstein? No Beatles!

(8) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:50 PM

Beatles manager Brian Epstein has finally been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beatles scholar Martin Lewis instigated and spearheaded the ultimately successful 15-year campaign to have Epstein honored. In this special essay, Lewis documents the importance of Brian Epstein to the Beatles' success. In...
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What a Day for a Daydream... of Universal Human Rights

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Today is YOUR day

I'm writing this for the benefit of this planet's approximately seven billion human beings. (Human Beings? Surely you remember us... We were very big in the '60s...)

I want to take you back to the bad old days of 1948. This is long before they'd invented...

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American Liberals' Chicken-ism Is Coming Home To Roost

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2013 | 5:14 PM

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If you act chicken -- you will get 'roosted'.

And you might get be-headed too.

If you lie down with dogs you get your noble ideals flea-bitten to death.

The "maybe we can work with them" -- and even its cynical...

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The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

(29) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 6:49 PM

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The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known -- the blessed Margaret.

It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end...

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Hallelujah! The World's Sleaziest Politician Goes to Jail!

(13) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 2:34 PM

No Minister! Senior UK Cabinet Member Out-Disgraces America's Sleaziest Politicians

Here in the USA, we're all used to the downfall of sleazy, ethics-free politicians. And the low depths they reach in demeaning themselves and besmirching their families. Be it by sex, theft or just every-day scumminess.

Governor Arnold...

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Enjoy the Oscars With Some Chinese... (About 1.3 Billion of 'em)

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Here's a dirty little secret that no one in Hollywood likes people in the Real World to know. With the exception of being at the actual Oscar ceremony -- or at one of the handful of hot viewing parties in TinselTown -- there's nowhere better to be on Academy Awards...

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NRA Offers Radical Solution to Gun Threat at Schools: Arm the Fetus!

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:52 PM

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, has called for a dynamic new initiative to reduce gun violence in US schools.

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Mandatory gun training for every fetus!

"We cannot seriously expect America's infants and school-children to be able to defend...

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Royal Prank Suicide: Hospital Deflects Its Responsibility by Playing Blame Game

(33) Comments | Posted December 9, 2012 | 1:13 PM

First and foremost -- let's be absolutely clear. The death of the nurse Jacintha Saldanha is very sad. All deaths are sad. When a nurse age just 46, who has a husband and two teenage children dies, that is obviously a very sad event. Our thoughts and sympathies must be...

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Impeach the President Over the Recent U.S. Deaths in Middle-East!

(878) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 10:13 AM

This is a monstrous scandal. The biggest since Watergate. Brave Americans murdered this fall in the Middle-East and our so-called president has no answers about why it happened!

Of course the fact that it happened as the president was obviously focused on running for a second term couldn't have...

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Petraeus on How to Surge!

(57) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 7:54 PM

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General David Petraeus's Rules for Living Broadly And Well

Inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him...

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Mitt Romney Lands Mega-Star Endorsement! (Video)

(243) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 2:51 PM

Barack Obama may have major star endorsements such as Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Ben Affleck -- but Mitt Romney has just landed a major endorsement that dwarfs those!

He's just secured the support of iconic TV pitchman JOE ISUZU! A man who knows a thing or two about using...

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Donald Trump Offered Hair-Raising Five TRILLION Dollars to Reveal All!

(180) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 2:16 PM

Donald Trump has the least transparent hairdo in the history of this country. There's never been anything like it. Sadly we know very little about the Donald's hair and he has spent millions of dollars on hair products to make sure it stays that way.


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Now Then! Now Then! Sir George Young Gives Sir Jimmy Savile 'ell!

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2012 | 12:47 AM

Apparently accuracy, attention-to-detail and proof-reading were not on the curriculum at Eton when the young George Young was educated there.

Or -- to give new Tory Chief Whip Georgie his full name -- George Samuel Knatchbull Young (6th Baronet)!

Just hours after he was appointed as Chief Whip to replace...

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Memo to Axelrod: Mis-Underestimating Romney

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2012 | 12:11 PM

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Un-Fair And Un-Balanced! Murdoch's UK Tabloid Denounced By Official UK Report For Its "Despicable Untruths"

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 2:02 PM

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The "Despicable Untruths" smeared by Murdoch's UK tabloid in 1989 about the Hillsborough disaster


The 1989 Hillsborough tragedy in Sheffield, Yorkshire in the north of England in which 96 fans of Liverpool Football Club died after being...

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The President Bragging About His Wartime Success in an Election Ad?

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 8:30 AM

How disgusting it is that an advertisement for President Roosevelt's re-election campaign is shamelessly referring to the success of this year's D-Day invasion and the recent liberation of Paris in his campaign for re-election!

While it is true that the President took the gutsy decisions that led to the success...

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Hello Goodbye: Why the Great Mike Wallace Instantly Forgot His Beatles TV Exclusive

(24) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 10:14 PM

As we salute the memory of Mike Wallace -- it's a little known fact that among his many notable accomplishments, he was the first American to introduce the Beatles on U.S. TV.

Before Ed Sullivan introduced them live on his CBS variety show on Sunday February 9th 1964...

Before Jack...

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George Zimmerman's Lawyer Prepares His Twinkie Defense Strategy "The Monty Python Defense"

(74) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 7:37 PM

My client George Zimmerman is a very vulnerable individual weighing only 250 pounds. Fragile and delicate like a petite, gamine ballet dancer. His assailant Trayvon Martin was over 100 pounds lighter -- making him much more agile and dangerous. Furthermore Trayvon Martin was armed with a bag of Skittles AND...

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Pete Seeger -- Forever Young At 92 -- Salutes Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary

(113) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 2:42 PM

March 1962 sees the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's debut album. Among the commemorations, one of the musicians who inspired Dylan -- folksinger/activist Pete Seeger -- is releasing his brand-new version of Dylan's ''Forever Young" as a charity track for Amnesty International. Huffington Post has invited the project's instigator and...

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The Artist-ry of Oscar Party-Giving

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 1:37 PM

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It's not any shattering prediction to guess that once again Harvey Weinstein's instincts in seeking out quality filmmaking is going to pay rich dividends at this year's...

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