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September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner, Who Built Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91
When Hefner received the Friars Club lifetime achievement award in 1998, comic Bill Maher lauded him as one of his heroes. 'He waited till the world caught up with him,' Maher said.
February 1, 2017
New York Comedy Set Steps Out for The Comedian
Comedy is all about timing—but then again, so is a great party. And last night, some of the biggest names in the business found themselves at the Museum of Modern Art at the exact right time for the Cinema Society’s screening of The Comedian.
January 14, 2017
Jimmy Fallon gifts staff with Friars Club memberships
Jimmy Fallon has become the Friars Club’s No. 1 recruiter. Sources tell Page Six the “Tonight Show” host recently gifted his entire writing and producing staff memberships to the old-school club that’s counted Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra as members. The Post reported last year that a third of new members are in their 20s and 30s.
January 10, 2017
Fallon and DeNiro on The Friars Club and The Comedian
Jimmy Fallon and Robert De Niro talk about 'The Comedian' and learning from real comedians at the Friars Club.
September 23, 2016
The Friars Club Honors Legendary Filmmaker Martin Scorsese With Icon Award
The extravagant ballroom of Cipriani was filled with some of Scorsese’s closest friends — Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Wilde, Sacha Baron Cohen, Fran Lebowitz and Ellen Burstyn — all of whom presented speeches, which were shared in the form of funny stories, unforgettable moments and humbling words of appreciation.