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 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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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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