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“If it wasn’t for the passion and twisted mind of writers like Barry Dougherty people like myself would never be assured of having a legacy.”
–Comedian Richard Lewis

Barry Dougherty is the author of How To Do It Standing Up; the Friar’s Club Encyclopedia of Jokes; A Hundred Years, a Million LaughsNew York Friars Club Book of Roasts; and Friars Private Joke File. He has been the head writer for the Friars Club’s Roasts of Betty white, Quentin Tarantino, Jack Black, and Boomer Esiason; and Testimonial Dinners for Tom Cruise, Larry King, and Don Rickles. He has also been the scriptwriter for the Little Kids Rock organization’s galas honoring Paul Shaffer and Smokey Robinson. He was the editor of the Friars magazine the Epistle, and a consultant on the PBS documentaries Treasures of New York: Friars Club; Make ‘Em Laugh and Makers: Women in Comedy.

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