Beginning in September, The Friars Club will launch The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, which will showcase feature films, shorts, and documentaries highlighting comedy in film. On the Board of Advisors is actress Susan Lucci from All My Children!

Joining Susan is the infamous Jerry Lewis, legendary Academy Awards producer Gil Cates, Joyce Behar (The View), Joe Piscopo (SNL), actor/comedian Richard Belzer, comedian Jeffrey Ross, Al Roker (Today Show), as well as other notable entertainment industry professionals.

Congratulations to Susan for taking on this rewarding project. hopes she enjoys judging the comedic entries, as well as the four days of film fun, laughter, and parties that follow! The film festival is set for September 24 – 27 in 2009.