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The World Champion Judah Friedlander
On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark blackbelt in karate.
Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes & he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.
Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies & appeared in hundreds of TV shows - stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side.
You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central, as well as in new episodes every Thursday night on NBC.
Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show.
Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor”. Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents”, “Wet Hot American Summer”, “Feast”, “Zoolander”, and “The Wrestler”.
Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody” is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells & signs it after shows. Judah does meet & greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen.
Next year Judah will be coming out with both a stand-up album and stand-up concert movie.
More info at: http://www.judahfriedlander.com
Mark Riccadonna: Mark isn’t “New York’s hottest new comic” or “Young fresh face of comedy” he is a hard working comic that gets the job done with a truthful style and a positive message He doesn't just tell jokes; he turns stories into life. Based out of New York, Mark is like the Johnny Cash song but global. He has played everywhere in the country and around the world. Mark has opened for other Comics, Puppets, Magicians, Rock Bands and Celebrities and now headlines in NYC and on the road. Mark has the charisma and is a gifted storyteller who can transform a crowd into an audience. The minute Mark gets on stage, you’ll laugh and feel like you've known him forever. His unique delivery and voice combined with his likeability on stage and off made Mark into a favorite in clubs and theatres everywhere. Mark is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, who moved to New York after high school to study at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, at the age of seventeen. After Graduation he was selected to represent his class in AADA’s exclusive Theatre Company. Mark then continued his studies at The Upright Citizens Brigade, learning from Ian Roberts and Amy Poehler, while continuing his love of the art at The Peoples Improv Theatre and Neighborhood Playhouse. Mark began standup comedy accidentally, as a struggling actor waiting tables at a comedy club in New York City. “Why not watch comedy while you are waiting tables?” he thought. One night a comic didn’t show, so the host brought Mark on stage to repeat the stories he heard Mark tell earlier. Mark was a success and continued performing getting the chance to work with the legends of comedy, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Dave Attel, Dave Chappelle, Freddy Roman, Chris Rock, Jim Bruer and Carl Labove