7. The Friar’s Club

Friars Club lobby

Episode 6 covers many locations and many points in time. After an opening scene with Midge on stage, episode 6 takes us into the Friar’s Club, home of the celebrity roast. The private social club at 57 East 55th between Park and Madison Avenues has hosted legendary members like Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, and Frank Sinatra. The club was founded in 1904 by a group of press agents, but over the past 115 years, its members have included actors, musicians, business icons, and most famously, comedians.

In the episode, we get to see many spaces of the clubhouse, or monastery as the members call it. We see characters getting out of their cars and entering the clubhouse, milling about in the lobby, and finally taking their seats inside the dining room for the roast of Susie Meyerson.