Book Launch at the Fat Black Pussycat

Greg Giraldo: A Comedian’s Story had its big launch at the Fat Black Pussycat in New York City on June 11, 2019.

The authors, Matt Balaker and Wayne Jones, were there of course, as were Wayne’s friends Oscar and Lyette. About 50 fans showed up for the launch and tribute, and several comedians were kind enough to give their time to do a short set. Colin Quinn’s set consisted of jokes that had been written by Greg: they still killed.

The Fat Black Pussycat, located next to the Comedy Cellar’s Village Underground

The stage at the Pussycat, with its very cool lighting

There it is at 130 W. 3rd St.

Lyette and Matt pondering what has gone on here

Lyette selling and Oscar stocking

Left to right: a customer thinking it over; Lyette about to spring into action; Oscar checking to see if the phone can be used to sell; and Matt supervising