Judah Friedlander: World Champion of Crowd Work


“Some of the most boisterous comedy audiences I’ve witnessed in this city have been at Mr. Friedlander’s shows. In an age when much stand-up comedy can seem like a meticulous accounting of personal anxieties and observations, Mr. Friedlander delivers jokes in character. He doesn’t gaze at his navel so much as wax poetic about it. What also distinguishes him is how he integrates crowd work.”

The New York Times on the brilliant character that is Judah Friedlander and how he uses crowd work not as a crutch but a tool.