'Their continuous good work for charity, rather than their many great triumphs on the stages of the world, is the true glory of this band of earthly angels known as the Friars.'
'I'm proud to be a Friar, proud that we do more than tell jokes. As important as they are, they pale in comparison to the work we do for veterans... We raised a lot of money to help their cause, which is our cause.'
'I was surprised at first because I didn’t know there were two kinds of evenings. There’s one where you actually get fried, and the other where they honor you.'
'I've always wanted to come to one of these roasts, so to be the guest of honor has to be one of the best things that can ever happen to anybody.'
'Well, that was the Friars Club [on the phone]. D'you think they're gonna let a jacket-stealer join? I don't think so! They're gonna charge me eight hundred dollars for the jacket, and I gotta deal with Pat Cooper!'
'I have to say thank you, not for what you’ve done for me, but for what the Friars do for people who need it every day. And they have so much fun along the way.'
'One of the reasons that I was so happy to be here for the Friars Roast, the whole prestige, the whole tradition—- it’s been so absolutely fantastic...'
FRIARS CLUB: Let’s get this out of the way, right here at the top. You’ve roasted Donald Trump, twice, and rather eloquently. Now he’s the President-elect, and a fellow Friar. How do you feel about him bringing back water-boarding? JEFF ROSS: I’m okay with water-boarding, but just for pedophiles and comedy club hecklers. FC: Reasonable… ...
FRIARS CLUB: You recently lit up the audience at the Friars Icon Award dinner for Tony Bennett. Was that a routine gig for you, or have you performed for bigwigs like Bennett, DeNiro, Larry King and Regis Philibin before? TOM COTTER: I’m uncomfortable with the term “Big Wigs”, because I think that is Deniro’s real ...
By Lee T. Guzofski– There are few places in the world that can boast the ability to seamlessly transform an elegant dining room into a sweaty New Orleans roadhouse, but that is precisely what went down on Tuesday, February 2nd, as jubilant Friars paid tribute to one of their own, legendary New Orleans songwriter and producer, Friar Allen ...