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Friars Club

ORGANIZATION

Men's club for comedians, founded in 1904. Began accepting women members in 1988.

Official Website:
http://www.friarsclub.org/

Founding Date:
1904

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joey Adams
Comic
6-Jan-1911 2-Dec-1999 Borscht Belt comedian
Steve Allen
Talk Show Host
26-Dec-1921 30-Oct-2000 The Tonight Show
Andy Borowitz
Comic
4-Jan-1958   The Borowitz Report
Red Buttons
Actor
5-Feb-1919 13-Jul-2006 They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Sid Caesar
Comic
8-Sep-1922   Your Show of Shows
J. Fred Coots
Songwriter
2-May-1897 8-Apr-1985 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Billy Crystal
Comic
14-Mar-1947   When Harry Met Sally
Phyllis Diller
Comic
17-Jul-1917 20-Aug-2012 The original female stand-up comic
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jimmy Durante
Comic
10-Feb-1893 20-Jan-1980 Everybody wants ta get inta da act
Whoopi Goldberg
Actor
13-Nov-1955   Sister Act
Buddy Hackett
Comic
31-Aug-1924 30-Jun-2003 Abrasive old school comic
Dean Haglund
Actor
29-Jul-1965   Langly on The X-Files
Bob Hope
Comic
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
Alan King
Comic
26-Dec-1927 9-May-2004 Jewish comic and Friars Club fixture
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933   Larry King Live
Richard Lewis
Comic
29-Jun-1947   Such a nice young man
Liza Minnelli
Singer
12-Mar-1946   Cabaret
Agnes Nixon
Film/TV Producer
10-Dec-1927   Daytime soap operas
Martha Raye
Actor
27-Aug-1916 19-Oct-1994 Monsieur Verdoux
Carl Reiner
Actor
20-Mar-1922   Your Show of Shows
Don Rickles
Comic
8-May-1926   King of the Insult
Al Roker
TV Personality
20-Aug-1954   Today Show weatherman
Soupy Sales
Comic
8-Jan-1926 22-Oct-2009 Inveterate pie thrower
Adam Sandler
Comic
9-Sep-1966   The Wedding Singer, SNL alumnus
Frank Sinatra
Singer
12-Dec-1915 14-May-1998 It's Frank's world, we just live in it
Larry Storch
Actor
8-Jan-1923   Corporal Agarn on F Troop
Jonathan M. Tisch
Business
7-Dec-1953   CEO of Loews Hotels
Abe Vigoda
Actor
24-Feb-1921   Fish on Barney Miller (not dead yet)


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