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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor, Best Comedy Tickets
He is known as The World Champ, actor, comedian Judah Friedlander is AWESOME. Not only is he a excellent comedian, actor, he’s the world champ of the world. Judah can be seen nightly performing at most of the local comedy clubs in NYC.
Judah is mainly known for his role on the NBC hit 30 Rock where he played the character of Frank Rossitano. As well as such films as Wet Hot, American Summerer, American Splendor, and The Wrestler. Though before all the film fame he was a hard working stand up comic, and he quickly became one of my favorites. The first time I saw Judah perform was back in 2001 at Comic Strip Live on the Upper East Side, when I first started to promote stand up comedy. What caught my attention was how great he is working the crowd. After the shows he would greet all the fans and he’s a really is a genuine nice person. He would really take the time and talk to everyone and was good at marketing himself. I knew then he was something special and he quickly became one of my favorite comedians.
Written by James Lang
Why are you here? No, it’s not a trick question. Improving your stand up game is important if you have dreams of making it big, so why are you reading this right now? Why are you pursuing stand up? If your answer isn’t: “I’m reading this because I love comedy, I love making people laugh and I would do it no matter how successful I am.”, then you’re on the right track. If you’re looking for a get-famous-quick career, then a career in comedy is most certainly not for you.
Cate Misczuk I August 18, 2015
The Standing Room opened it’s doors Thursday night to new guests, and old patrons of The Stand NYC, for an all around good time in Long Island City, Queens. Amy Hawthorne, one of the city’s best comedy producers, helped put the grand opening together. The debut show featured Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Chris Distefano, and Monroe Martin among others.
The club is the brainchild of Patrick Milligan, Cris Italia, Paul Italia, and David Kimowitz, the same geniuses who brought you The Stand NYC. The new club sits just on the other side of the East River, inside the newly renovated space that was The Laughing Devil comedy club. The Standing Room’s showroom seats about 35, but there obviously some standing room to pack more in if necessary.
By Hannah Chusid
Hannah Chusid: I’m here with the #1 World Champion, Judah Friedlander. How are you doing?
Judah Friedlander: Unbelievable.
HC: So, how did your set go tonight at The Stand?
JF: Four standing ovations at The Stand.
HC: Four standing ovations! This is a brand new comedy club, what do you think of it?
JF: I like it a lot. It’s well designed, intimate, good sound system, and good seats.