Photo Coverage: Friars Club Roast Pat Cooper
Dozens of stars from the stage and screen joined roast-master Lisa Lampanelli in kicking-off this year's Friars Club Roast of Pat Cooper on Friday October 19 at the New York Hilton, (1335 Avenue of the Americas).† "The roast entertained with the kind of politically incorrect humor the Friars are known for," state press notes.
Pat Cooper is a Brooklyn-born stand-up comedian who, coined as being always angry and yelling in his acts, replies "I'm Italian!" Cooper's career has spanned from recording studios to "The Howard Stern Show" and guest-starred in The Friars Club episode of "Seinfeld."
Photos by Linda Lenzi
Friars Club Honoree Pat Cooper
Jean-Pierre Trebot (Friars Club Executive Director Emeritus), Friar Stewie Stone, Barry Dougherty and Michael Gyure (Friars Club Executive Director)
Jerry Adler†and Friar Dominic Chianese
Friar Danny Aiello
John Lloyd Young and Tony LoBiano
Dominic Chianese and Comedian†Artie Lang (The Howard Stern Show)
Friar Sal Viviano and Rita Cosby
Michael Gyure and Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli and John Lloyd Young