• Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

    Brett Ratner was recently honored at The Friars’ Club in New York City during the third annual Friars’ Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team, including Director of Communications, Jaime Marsanico. The festival screened over 60 international films over the five days. It was a HUGE amount of work and they are to be commended! Brett Ratner is one of the most accomplished

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    Punchline Mag analysis: Do modern comedy roasts need more class?

    As we reported exclusively last week, Comedy Central’s plans for a roast of Kid Rock this summer were cancelled. So, one can’t help but wonder which pop culture icon Comedy Central will lay their sights on next. People so enjoyed the likes of Anthony Jeselnik (see below), Gilbert Gottfried and Whitney Cummings taking down The Donald a notch. Who wouldn’t want to see a similar thrashing, leveled at, say, Lady

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    Friars’ Club improv and sketch competition entry deadline is tomorrow

    Hey, improv and sketch performers – want to be famous and rich? If so, maybe consider getting an MBA and going into finance. But, if you want another, less soul-crushing option, the 2011 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival sketch and improv competition is open for business. Enter your team by May 10 – that’s tomorrow, kids, so get crackin’ – by submitting a demo of your improv or sketch show.

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    Iconic Friars Club in LA to be torn down

    Sad news from Santa Monica Boulevard: the former home of the Friars Club of Beverly Hills is being torn down. The storied club was founded by Milton Berle in 1947 and quickly attracted some of the most eminent comics and actors of the time, like Al Jolson and Jack Benny, as members. Unfortunately, even though the building came to be an institution as well as an architectural curiosity, Beverly Hills

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    Friars Club awards $20,000 to improv and sketch groups

    Last Friday and Saturday marked the first ever Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC). Held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, FrISC showcased the best five improv and sketch groups from over a hundred submissions. At the end of each night, a panel of judges voted and announced the winner. Each winning group would receive $10,000 toward making a short film to be debuted at the Friars Club Comedy Film

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    Friars Club announces finalists for $10,000 prize

    The first annual Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC) recently announced the 10 finalists and four alternates slated to perform and compete later this month. The competition is designed to scout the newest and best talent in improv and sketch and help them advance their careers. The comedy groups will perform in front of a panel of Friars judges and comedians, who will select winners from both categories. Whoever

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