1. Halley Feiffer Scores at Opening of Friars Club Comedy Film Fest
    Film festivals are fun. Even more when you have a film in one and I’ve had that experience a couple of times. A film I wrote with Scott Baio called “Face to Face” was chosen as the opening night film of the Taos Talking Picture Festival, so I know the excitement that brings. Charli…
  2. Robert Klein at The Friars Club for the Documentary "The Business of Comedy"
    I get involved in so many interesting projects. Sometimes things just seem to come out of nowhere because life is magical like that. So I find myself as an Associate Producer on a wonderful documentary film slated for PBS called “The Business of Comedy” working with two great Exec. Produ…
  3. Fourth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
    The most frustrating thing about attending any film festival is not being able to see all the films you’d like to see, because there’s just too many good ones to choose from. That was the case at the Friars Club’s Fourth Annual Comedy Film Festival. The schedule for the 4th Annual…
  4. Friars Club Red Carpet for Betty White Roast
    The Friars Club is older than Betty White and that’s really saying something cause Betty is 90! The Friars was born in 1904. I’m sure that people were making fun of each other before, but the first official Roast was in 1950 honoring Joe E. Lewis. Jeffrey Gurian of Comedy Matters TV int…
  5. Multiple Richard Belzers At The Friars Club
    I’ve been friends with The Belz since man first walked erect. I actually had an uncle who was the first man to ever walk erect, but he couldn’t hold it! It was very sad. Anyway, I’m having lunch at The Friars Club with a business associate about Comedy Matters TV going national, an…
  6. Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant at The Friars Club
    Besides the 60 plus films screened by the The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, they also offered fascinating and informative daytime panels for the people who attended the festival. One of the best I attended was the one with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, (who I know as Ben Garant), one of t…
  7. Brett Ratner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At Friars Club
    Last night Brett Ratner was honored at The Friars Club during the third annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team some of which are Senior Programmer Susannah Gora, Social Media Director Sue Constantine, Programming Director Eric Johns…
  8. Burma Relief Gala At The Friars Club In NYC
    Jeremy Taylor is a very dedicated man and right now he’s dedicated to raising money to help ease the plight of Burmese refugee children. In that effort he produced a spectacular event at The Friars Club in NYC, a legendary private club, called “Burma Captured: In Images and Spirit”…
  9. Lisa Lampanelli Videos of Her Singing Debut At The Friars Club
    I’ve been a Friar for many years. So when my good friend Lisa Lampanelli informed me that she would be making her singing debut at the club I was, … needless to say, very excited. ( It may have been needless to say, but I said it anyway! ) Jeffrey Gurian of #ComedyMattersTV with Lis…
  10. Lisa Lampanelli Makes Her Singing Debut At The Friars Club In NYC
    In a departure from the kind of performance she’s known for and that brought her great fame, Lisa Lampanelli is changing her tune, … literally! In preparation for a one woman show on Broadway, that she is writing with famed comedy writer Alan Zweibel, ( the very same Alan Zweibel that g…
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