Saturday, June 15, 2024

Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Welcomes Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. to Book Party at Comedy Club Whose Owner Was Just Murdered


The Stand comedy club on East 16th Street has already had enough misery: recently their owner was killed in his New Jersey home by his nanny’s boyfriend. You’d think the laughs would have stopped abruptly. (The nanny was also murdered. Not sure what the punchline is here.)

But for some reason, The Stand was also the scene on Monday night where former Judge Jeanine Pirro, a Fox News’s eccentric and tipsy aunt, often lampooned on “Saturday Night Live,” chose to have a book party.

Her book, “How the Left is Swallowing America” or something like that, is likely a reflection of her rants on Fox News. Pirro, more than almost Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, is “in the pocket” of Donald Trump. The current president of the US loves her, and has often called into her comedy show on Fox.

Well, Judge Jeannine couldn’t get Donald Trump himself. He was busy nuking hurricanes. So she got the next best thing: Donald Trump Jr. and his former “journalist” girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who left State TV to date Donnie and join the campaign. On her resume: last year dating The Mooch, and before that marrying now California Governor Gavin Newsom. (I don’t think he keeps that in his bio.)

Also on hand: Rudy Giuliani, who will go anywhere people invite him, and that’s not a lot of places. I do remember seeing him with his then mistress Judith Nathan in 2000 at Cronie’s Bar on Second Avenue. That was a long time ago. In a far off galaxy…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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