Friars Club Comedy Film Festival Starts Today

by The Comedy Nerds on September 23, 2010

Today begins the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. You might remember, we went backstage at the Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition, which lead up to the festival. You can listen to it here if you don’t, or you just want to relive the good times. The festival runs from Thursday 9/23 through Friday 10/1. Here’s the description from the website:

THE FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (FCCFF) is a star-studded celebration of the comedy genre in the heart of vibrant New York City. Known widely for its roasts and “100 years of antics,” members of the Friars Club include the industry’s top comedians and entertainers, from Frank Sinatra to Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg to Jerry Seinfeld. The Friars Club introduces FCCFF to foster the next generation of comedy filmmakers, to offer comedic filmmakers a platform for presenting their work, and to fill a void by paying tribute to a genre that often gets overlooked.

FCCFF promises four days of films, networking, parties, and laughter, and offers filmmakers the opportunity to introduce their work to leading executives, comedians, and industry professionals. The Festival’s Board of Advisors alone offers a virtual who’s who in film and comedy.

Finally comedy movies get a little respect. Check the website out to see what’s playing when and where.

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