The New York Comedy Festival brought an influx of comedians this week: Larry David did what he does best talked at Primola, while Bill Maher ate at Vai. Meanwhile, veterans of the New York political scene (a comedy show in its own right) Eliot Spitzer, Christine Quinn, and Huma Abedin lunched simultaneously but separately at Michael's. This, and more, straight ahead.
Gradisca: Madonna had dinner with her daughter, Lourdes. [Grub Street]
Michael's: A motley crew of down-on-their-luck figures lunched simultaneously on Wednesday: Eliot Spitzer, Christine Quinn, and Huma Abedin. At another table sat Dolphins owner Steve Ross, still dealing with his team's corrosive bullying debacle. [Page Six/NYP]
Nello: Pamela Anderson had pasta and salad with beau Rick Salomon a week after running the New York marathon. Anderson compared the run to the agony of giving birth; apparently those scenic Baywatch jogs across the beach may not have been adequate preparation. [Page Six/NYP]
Tao Downtown: For his 39th birthday, Leonardo DiCaprio channeled his inner Jay Gatsby, throwing a party that still had a pulse past 4 a.m. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Martin Scorsese, Orlando Bloom, Tobey Maguire, and Benicio Del Toro all attended, while Kanye West performed a full concert for the occasion. [amNY]
West Bank Caf: Mike Tyson lunched with Danny Aiello and Paul Herman.