Haven of Cigars and Laughs Seeks a Savior

From a New York Times story by Julia Jacobs headlined “Haven of Cigars and Laughs Seeks a Savior”:

One of the final episodes of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” released this month, captured the bawdy, profanity-laced ritual that was a celebrity roast at New York’s Friars Club — the kind of entertainment that helped make the club the buzzing epicenter of the comedy world.

But these days the landmark home of wisecracks and cigar smoke, and legends like Milton Berle and Jerry Lewis, is trying to fight off extinction.