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Judah Friedlander


Sep 20, 2017 – 9:30 PM

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Stand-up comedy has been Judah's passion since 1989. For the past several years & currently, Judah's stand-up act in a uniquely rollicking way bursting with rebellious & subversive energy satirizes American exceptionalism as well as U.S. domestic and foreign policy with hilarious but profound bits on racism, sexism, climate change, and health care. The World Champion is a champion of the world - a human who stands up for the rights of the earth and every living organism on it . If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next President of the United States.His on stage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years as his act continues to grow. Years ago, it was initially a satire on narcissism. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero who subliminally gets audiences to question why we have heroes. Judah is known for being one of the funniest & most creative comedians who writes brilliant jokes, has a unique delivery style, and comes up with a lot of material on the spot as he works the crowd. Within the next few months he will be releasing a stand-up album and stand-up documentary film called America Is the Greatest Country in the United States. Judah has released some clips from these upcoming projects where he satirizes Columbus Day, gun control, parental leave, mass incarceration, and the presidential election.Some of these clips have gone viral gaining millions of views on socially active sites like Upworthy and Fusion. In May 2017, Judah can be seen starring in a new unscripted web series from The Onion called Judah Versus the Machines. Also in May, Judah can also be seen as a recurring character in 2 episodes of the Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Judah has authored two books: How To Beat Up Anybody & If the Raindrops United, a book of cartoons & drawings.Judah has acted in over 30 feature films & made hundreds of TV appearances. Judah won a SAG Award for his acting on 30 Rock. Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards for his acting in American Splendor. Judah does stand-up comedy nightly in NYC, and through the USA and the world.Author of books:If the Raindrops United (2015)How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)Notable movies:American SplendorThe WrestlerMeet the ParentsFeastZoolanderWet Hot American Summer Notable television:30 RockThe Daily ShowCurb Your EnthusiasmTalk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan Sesame Street News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell Many other live stand-up shows, TV, Film, Web, V.O., Radio, Podcast appearances.
Judah Friedlander: Judah Friedlander is an American comedian and actor, known for his trademark trucker's hats, oversized glasses and unkempt appearance, which he retains in most of his screen roles.

Friedlander was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland; his mother, a native of Pittsburgh, is Croatian American, and his father is of Russian Jewish descent.[2] Friedlander started in show business as a soundman on Chris Rock's short Who isn't Chris Rock?. Ten years later, Friedlander began working in front of the camera, with appearances on Lateline and roles in numerous feature film comedies including Meet the Parents, Zoolander and Full Grown Men. Friedlander's most noted movie role to date was in the film American Splendor, as Toby Radloff.[3] His first exposure to many was as "The Hug Guy" from the Dave Matthews Band 2001 video "Everyday".[3] He was also a series regular on VH1's Best Week Ever and currently on NBC's 30 Rock, on which he plays Frank Rossitano, one of the writers of TGS with Tracy Jordan, a spoof of Saturday Night Live. In every episode, Friedlander can be seen wearing a different slogan on his trademark hat, which he designs himself.

Friedlander headlines at various standup comedy venues in New York and LA, including Caroline's. His best-known "schtick" is "The World Champion of the World", in which he makes outlandish claims of greatness. For example, he claims on his website to have once scored 243 goals in a single game of international soccer in Brazil while also acting as the referee.

For the second year in a row, Friedlander is the backstage host of The TV Land Awards online.

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