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The Friars Club

Joe Alterman Packs Birdland's Weird and Wonderful Early Bird Special

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Manhattan's Birdland, the Mother of All Jazz Clubs, has a new way of getting paying customers' asses into seats at 6 pm a few evenings a week. Just do...

Ho Boy! Brad Zimmerman Serves Up a Weird, Wonderful and Hilarious Jewish Tragedy

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

If any show is perfectly named, it's My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman. One person didn't think so. Who? Brad's mother.

Temple Horses' You're Not That Crazy Premieres at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival -- A Well-Spent Saturday Afternoon

Dyana Posner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Dyana Posner

How did you spend your Saturday afternoon? Well, I spent mine at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, checking out the world premiere of the new short film from the creative comedy team Temple Horses.

What I Learned at the Roast of Jack Black

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.07.2013 | Comedy
Shannon Sutherland

If you tell the world that you "pooped your pants" at the White House and then go to a roast, you will be the punch line of almost every joke. I'm looking at you Al Roker.

Barbara Walters: 'Roastmaster' At Betty White's Friars Roast | Posted 05.27.2012 | Media

Barbara Walters will serve as roastmaster for the Friars Club sendup of comedy icon Betty White on May 16, Page Six has learned. Walters told us, "My ...