50 min

Barry Dougherty The Friars Club Podcast

    • Comedy Interviews

Former Friars Club Communications Director and Friars Club Historian Barry Dougherty joins Joe Sibilia to discuss his work documenting the history of the Friars Club, writing for roasts for Quentin Tarantino, Betty White, and Jack Black (among many other events), and talks about the origins of the Friars Club and its most cherished traditions. Plus, Barry recalls his odd visit to Uma Thurman's home, his memorable phone calls with Johnny Carson and John Travolta, shares the tale of Jimmy Durante's arrest at an early Friars testimonial, and explains why he was initially against Comedy Central televising the Friars Club roasts.

Former Friars Club Communications Director and Friars Club Historian Barry Dougherty joins Joe Sibilia to discuss his work documenting the history of the Friars Club, writing for roasts for Quentin Tarantino, Betty White, and Jack Black (among many other events), and talks about the origins of the Friars Club and its most cherished traditions. Plus, Barry recalls his odd visit to Uma Thurman's home, his memorable phone calls with Johnny Carson and John Travolta, shares the tale of Jimmy Durante's arrest at an early Friars testimonial, and explains why he was initially against Comedy Central televising the Friars Club roasts.

50 min