TELEVISION: Frying Friars

For once, every act on next Sunday's Ed Sullivan Show will be funny on purpose; there will be no performing dogs, no movie clips, no marching bands—just laughs. Sullivan turned his whole program over to a film of one of the famed Friars Club dinners, at which the venerable show-business club periodically honors and heckles show folk. Target of the dinner seen on the Sullivan show: Ed Sullivan. Result: one of the sprightliest TV hours of the fall.

Faced with a dais of sharpshooting comedians, frozen-faced Ed Sullivan himself is separated from a smile or two, notably when Friar "Abbot" Joe...

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