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.

The Friars & ESPN

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

The combination of sports and comedy is a time-honored tradition with the Friars, having Roasted & Toasted famous athletes since the club’s inception in 1904. As former Roastee Boomer Esiason noted, “What a rarefied badge of honor it is to be Roasted by the legendary Friars Club. Knowing it was all for charity made it ...

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Superstar Chairs

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

By Barry Dougherty– While attending the after party of the Friars Icon Award in honor of Robert De Niro in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, I took note that the chair he was sitting on had “George Burns” engraved on a plaque on the back of the seat. There are scads of chairs in the ...

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Welcome to the Club

Posted on Aug 31, 2014

by Alex Forstenhausler– It’s October 18, 2011, at the Friars Club. I’m seated inside the Frank Sinatra Dining Room for my induction ceremony. I’m nervous, excited, honored and hot; I’m very hot. Why I am so hot? Maybe it’s because my jacket is made of wool. That was probably a mistake. Fast-forward sixteen months to ...

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FINAL CURTAIN: Friar Robin Williams

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

We are saddened at the passing of the profoundly talented Friar Robin Williams. His gift for laughter is a legacy we are proud to honor. He lives forever in Friars history as the devastating Roastmaster for our Roast of Richard Pryor. We are also grateful for the dramatic body of work he has left behind. ...

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The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival

Posted on Apr 1, 2014

The Friars Club continues its tradition of commitment to comedy and nurturing new voices in entertainment with the introduction of the Comedy Film Festival. FCCFF seeks to give comedy films a world-class film festival to call home. The festival includes screenings of feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world, as well as panel ...

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