Tuesday, June 28, 2005



felber's frolics

The Tripple will be closing forever, very soon. This is where I ran Felber's Frolics for over 6 years during which time Kid Rock performed, Larry David came with HBO to do a spot before chickening out and where many comedy greats got their start -- and got heckled into next week. All the details below if you can't read the pretty flyer above.

Update! I did NOT make Gawker's "to do" list! Awesome!!!

Tuesday, June 28th
Felber's Frolics Ye Olde Tripple Inn263 W 54th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave.

(closer to 8th)
8pm - FREE, no minimum
Subway: 1,9 to 50th, E to 7th Ave (53rd), C to 50th

Felber’s Frolics is back (after a 2 year hiatus) for one final comedy show at Ye Old Tripple Inn. The joint has been sold to make way for condos.

Check out this nice tribute on Eric Drysdale’s site (He’s a pal and writer for The Daily Show) and below with the show info quotes from other comics. The news of the Tripple's demise came very recently, and the comics wanted a send off. There will be over 40 comics in attendance, with big impressive credits that’d make any comedy nerd drool. If you're a comic, come, especially if you have experience falling on the Tripple's comedy sword -- I'll try and put up as many people as possible.

--> I got awesome stories from comedy peeps who will not be in attendance like Rita Rudner, Adam Spiegelman and Jay Mohr about their Ye Olde experiences at Ye Olde Tripple. Will be reading these and more at the show.

--> Check out this week's Time Out NY -- you'll see Jane Borden gave us a sweet write up on the show.

"So many comics that are now ripping it up as writers, performers, TV personalities, got their start at this little hole-in-the wall bar where Susie Felber hosted her Felber's Frolics show for over 6 years. It was one of my favorites in the city, the site of so many crazy, outrageous, and lamentable comedy moments that I will never forget no matter how much therapy I undergo. The owners are selling the space, but Susie is hosting one final show, so come on by."

- Liam McEneaney from VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, etc.

"Farewell to Ye Olde Tripple Inn!!For those of you who remember Felber's Frolics at Ye Olde Tripple Inn, you remember the magic of Susie Felber improvising songs while her brother Adam played keyboards, drunks heckling comics, comics heckling drunks, bagpipers sitting in with the band, Kid Rock, comics soaring on the energy of the crowd while other comics crashed and burned into a sad and unrecognizable heap. Well, for one last night it's BACK!! Ye Olde Tripple Inn is closing and Susie is reviving Felber's Frolics for one last blowout of a show! You won't want to miss this. You may as well call in sick on Wednesday the 29th because this is going to be the bash of all bashes!"

- Rob Paravonian from Comedy Central, VH1 and The Dr. Demento Radio Show

Here are some of the comics that will be performing, in no particular order...and in no decent format:

Eric Drysdale -- Premium Blend, Emmy-winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Christian Finnegan -- Comedy Central Presents, VH1's Best Week Ever
Victor Varnado -- Movies: End of Days, Pluto Nash, Julien Donkey-Boy, A Guy Thing. TV: Comedy Central's Premium Blend
Liam McEneaney –- VH1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend
Chris Regan -- Emmy-winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend
Bryan Tucker -- Writer Chappelle's show, Chris rock show, Tough Crowd, plus Comedy Central Presents
Rob Paravonian: Comedy Central, VH1, radio everywhere
Alison Costillo: Comedy Central, MTV
Opheria Eisenberg: Comedy Central
Josh Comers: Laugh Riots finalist, award winning copywritin’ for the man!
Becky Donahue: Comedy Central’s Premium Blend
Jon Corbett: Comedy Central Premium Blend
Andy Blitz: Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien
Ritch Duncan: Writer Tough Crowd, Former Editor Jest Magazine
Debbie Shea: Comedy Central
M. Sweeney Lawless: As seen in films, stage and a real book -- Mirth of a Nation
Brian Finklestein: Chicago City Limits, R-Bar
Dave Juskow: A&E, write r and star of Willy Wonka Musical
Rena Zager: everywhere. Her seagull joke is gold.

And so many many more guest super stars and some good surprises.