Generally speaking, when we hear the phrase “standup special,” we think of an individual performance. A comic gets on stage, and for the next 60-90 minutes, we watch them masterfully weave between bits of material, ideally keeping the crowd [...]
Netflix is a joke -- at least that's what they want you to think. From their cryptic billboards to their comedy-only Instagram account, Netflix has been engaged in an aggressive push to become the go-to place for comedy. Last month it kind of [...]
Judah Friedlander makes his Netflix standup special debut later this month, and the streaming network just released the trailer. Titled Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States, the 84-minute special was filmed [...]
There’s no doubt, people love to argue. Trump vs Hillary, NYC vs LA, cats vs dogs -- everyone’s got an opinion. So who better to settle such long-running debates than Michael Ian Black, beloved comedian and general expert of things? That’s the [...]
Congratulations on watching all of the comically progressive original shows on Netflix and Amazon, and then listening to every single podcast. Your next assignment: Read some comedy books by the comedy people that you love so very, very much.
Standup and 30 Rock alum Judah Friedlander has a new book and tour in the works. Titled If Raindrops United, the book is available tomorrow through Hachette and is a collection of drawings and comics that "push boundaries, exploring absurdities [...]
This week, Grantland's new comedy web series, Inside Joke, took a look at a typical New York night for former 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander, as he zips from set to set in his messy SUV. There's also a glimpse at his set lists as he explains [...]
"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 [...]
Back in June, David Wain said he was working on an idea for a Wet Hot American Summer prequel that would be set in the same summer as the original, meaning "40-year-olds playing 16-year-olds." Well, if Judah Friedlander is to be trusted, we [...]
This week, The World Champion Judah Friedlander makes himself comfy in Sara's apartment, rifles through her bookshelf and gives Nikki some love advice. He also discusses pizza in St. Louis, the evolution of his persona, his unusual career path, [...]
Here is a photo essay of 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander teaching karate to strippers from his new book How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book. It is as NSFW as you would expect it to be.