10. The Head of the Club is Called the Abbot

Though there are no religious affiliations tied to The Friars Club, the clubhouse is called The Jerry Lewis Monastery and the head of the club is called the Abbot. This distinguished ceremonial position has been held by men like Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, Jerry Lewis and television host Larry King.

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