Inner Circle Show

Ode to Gabe Pressman

          By Bob Wiener When we all worked together at Channel 4, David Diaz would approach me from time to time and ask me “where’s your father?” The person he meant was Gabe, and David wasn’t far from wrong. Here is the Inner Circle’s  tribute to Gabe on his 90th birthday […]

Gabe Pressman, Inner Circle Dean, dead at 93

Gabe Pressman, a reporter whose career over 70 years spanned the length and breadth of journalism in New York and across the U.S.A., died June 23. His wife, Vera, confirmed he died in his sleep after a brief illness. He was 93 years old. Gabe – everyone, from mayors to celebrities to regular New Yorkers, […]

2017 Inner Circle Show is Another Smash Hit

New show, new venue; same resounding success. The 2017 Inner Circle Show played to a packed house on April 1 continuing a 95 year tradition of political parody, jokes and song & dance. “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” asked whether Mayor Bill could foil new President Donald Trump in a romp that included Darth Vader, […]

“TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” 2017 Show Title

It’s gonna be HUGE! The title for the Inner Circle’s 95th annual show is “TRUMPED! de Blasio to the Rescue?” and sums up the mood and direction of New York City’s top elected figures as a new political era starts. Now, the IC’s writing committee work begins in full with a script and song lyrics and […]

Hank Walter, Reporter, Speechwriter, Tenor, Poet, Dies at 88

 Henry “Hank” C. Walter, beloved Inner Circle member and past president, died Nov. 17, 2016 after a brief illness. He was a day shy of his 89th birthday. Hank became a member of the Inner Circle in 1956, during Mayor Robert Wagner’s tenure, and served as president in 1963. Here is more about his life […]

Carl Pelleck, Past IC President, Dies at 84

Carl Pelleck, Inner Circle president in 1992, died Nov. 9 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old. For many years, Carl, and his ever-present cigar, was a fixture of the IC. He became a member from the New York Post in 1977. Pelleck was a top crime reporter for more than four decades […]

Members Dinner Oct. 14 Starts 2017 Show Year

The Inner Circle kicks off its 95th year with the annual members dinner on Friday, Oct. 14. It will mark the start of a new era as the 2017 show relocates to the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel. Show night is set for Saturday, April 1. Also new – this year’s slate of officers […]

Watch “Shamilton” and Mayor Bill’s C-P-T Rebuttal

  For your viewing pleasure, here are the videos of Acts 1 and 2 of our 2016 show, “Shamilton,” along with two versions of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rebuttal. One version contains the controversial “C-P-T” skit with Hillary Clinton and Leslie Odom Jr. that sparked national headlines in the middle of the presidential primaries. The […]

On to the Sheraton! Our Next Show is April 1, 2017

  The Inner Circle is on the move. Our next performance will be April 1, 2017 at our new home, the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel at 53rd St and 7th Ave. “The primary reason for the move is a scheduling conflict with the Hilton,” said vice president Terry Sheridan in an email to […]

Inner Circle Brings Luck to Yankees

  The 2016 baseball season has been lackluster at best for the New York Yankees. But at a game that was an outing for Inner Circle members, the Bronx Bombers managed to pull out another win. The outing is an annual tradition of late. One year members go to the stadium to see the Yanks, […]