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.

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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A Tribute to the Legendary Allen Toussaint

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

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 ...

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Who Says Females Can’t Be Friars?

Posted on Nov 20, 2015

By Stacy Slotnick– They are all around us: Imbibing martinis in the Billy Crystal bar; bringing loads of levity to the Tuesday Comedy Series; brokering business deals in the plush poolroom. Female Friars are accomplished women who are writing, producing, performing and starring in TV shows, movies and comedy specials. They are entrepreneurs, singers, athletes, ...

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Q&A with Dave Konig

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

FRIARS CLUB: You have given tour de force performances in dramas, comedies, and musicals in addition to hosting TV shows and comedy specials. What do you look for in a role? DAVE KONIG: I like a role where the check clears and I get to take something home from wardrobe. Currently my agent is looking ...

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A Touch of Fate

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

By Amadeo Fusca– Growing up, the Dean Martin roasts (and later the Comedy Central/Friars Club roasts) constantly played in my household. I grew up with them, and I also grew up in a family that had a very broad sense of humor. We loved to laugh and any topic was fair game. But more importantly, ...

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