Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Comedian Freddie Roman Reminisces About His Catskills Career


Comedian Freddie Roman has been a fixture in Catskill Mountains hotels and bungalow colonies for more than 55 years.

We caught up with Freddie last Sunday at the finals for The Jewish Week's Funniest Comedian contest and had a delightful conversation about his stand-up routines and his role in the recent documentary Welcome to Kutsher's. Freddie was the headliner for the contest at the Broadway Comedy Club and told some of his favorite jokes.

A year ago he reminisced about his life in the Catskills, traveling from hotel to hotel to bungalow colony, sometimes doing three shows in one night, and in one year doing 91 shows between July 4 and Labor Day. Here's the video, taped prior to his performance at Lansmans Bungalow Colony.

Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I remember seeing Freddie Roman at Grossinger's. He was fabulous! This video brings back many good memories. Thank you for sharing.

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