ED SULLIVAN Friar's Roast (1954) - DVD
ED SULLIVAN’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY ROAST BY THE FRIARS CLUB
"The Friar's Club" roasts Ed Sullivan. Taken from original 16 MM prints this show was originally broadcast November 9th, 1958 and comes complete with original Kodak commercials done by Bud Collyer
--Joe E. Lewis - roasts Ed
--Jack Carter (host / master of ceremonies, appears throughout the show)
--Walter Cronkite (newsman) - tries to give Ed's history but is interrupted by Morey Amsterdam and Jack Carter.
--F. M. Flynn (Ed's publisher at N.Y. Daily News)
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team, make jokes about their exclusive contract with Sullivan)
--cameo: Sylvia Sullivan (Ed's wife, waves)
--Joey Bishop (comedian) - gives a short speech
--Rocky Graziano (prizefighter, is heckled by comedians)
--Abbe Lane (wife of Xavier Cugat) - presents Ed with a painting of Steve Allen
--Jacob Javits (New York Republican Senator) - politician making a serious speech
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian, roasting Ed)
--Phil Silvers - gives speech & presents Ed with a Golden Friar Award
Rare show, transferred from a 16mm. kinescopope.