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November 26, 2013

ICON AWARD: Tom Cruise

Master of Ceremonies Alec Baldwin was joined by Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Bill Hader, Mia Michaels and Kevin Pollak in awarding Actor/Producer Tom Cruise with the Icon Award. The evening included the music of Bebel Gilberto, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Robin Thicke and Corinne Baily Rae. The Broadway cast of Rock of Ages also performed for the man who had just opened in the film version as Stacee Jaxx.

July 24, 2013


Among those who participated were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert De Niro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Tony Bennett, Whitney Cummings, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Katy Perry. “Please accept this award from the Friars as a thank you,' praised Fellow Friar, Bob Newhart, 'For telling it like it is and for telling it so damn funny.'

October 14, 2011

Ghost Hunters Trailer: The Friars Club

'Roast and Ghosts' Jason and Grant take their team to NYC's famous Friar's Club, which is said to be haunted by the spirit of one of its former comedians.

January 21, 2009

Jeff Ross On Roasting Jerry Lewis

I’m writing jokes for days ’cause you gotta bring your A game when you’re roasting a legend like Jerry Lewis.

August 29, 2002

FRIARS FLASHBACK: The Friars Club Roasts Homer Simpson

'Gump Roast' is the 17th episode of season 13. The Springfield Friars Club roasts Homer, with help from clips from past episodes. It originally aired on April 21, 2002, written by Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta and directed by Mark Kirkland.

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