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
There it is at 130 W. 3rd St.
The stage at the Pussycat, with its very cool lighting
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
Lyette selling and Oscar stocking
Lyette and Matt pondering what has gone on here
You can still get your copies on Amazon in print, Kindle, and audio formats — or a special signed print edition with colour photos and signed by the authors
(read the story behind the book and the book launch here)