If it’s happening at the Friars Club, it’s happening here. Keep up to speed on what’s going on, who’s been out and about at the club and which Friars are performing around town.

AT THE BAR with Rick Newman

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

FRIARS CLUB: It’s honor to speak with a true pioneer in the entertainment Industry. As the founder of Catch A Rising Star, you fostered the careers of some seriously talented, ridiculously hilarious people: Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Andy Kaufman, Ray Romano, Richard Belzer, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, ...

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Q&A with Steven Scott

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

FRIARS CLUB: You travel extensively inciting wild fits of laughter in people of ages around this rapidly spinning planet. Where’s the farthest, or most exotic place comedy has brought you? STEVEN SCOTT: I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to almost 100 countries and all 7 continents… I’d say Antarctica would qualify as farthest and most exotic. FC: How ...

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Q&A with Bill Boggs

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

FRIARS CLUB: Bill, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. You’ve won four Emmy’s and interviewed roughly 8000 people over the span of your distinguished career, can we start with a brief summary of each of them? BILL BOGGS: Sure!  All 8000 had something to plug on television. FC: Of course they did. For ...

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Q&A with Jeffrey Ross

Posted on Jan 7, 2017

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 President, 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… You’re ...

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Q&A with Tom Cotter

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

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 ...

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