Jena Friedman Biography
Jena Friedman is an American stand up comedian, writer, filmmaker and political satirist. Friedman has been a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. She developed the television project Soft Focus with Friedman for Adult Swim, the first installment of which premiered in February 2018.
Jena Friedman Age
Jena Friedman Education
Friedman studied anthropology at Northwestern University. She worked as a healthcare consultant for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, after graduation.
Friedman has appeared with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, National Geographic Explorer, MSNBC and BBC Two. Friedman has also been a contributing writer to The New Yorker.
She received a cease and desist letter in 2010, from The New York Times for parodying their wedding videos. Since The parody, titled Ted and Gracie, has become a popular web series. Friedman wrote The Refugee Girls Revue in 2007, a satire inspired by American Girl dolls. In the 2008, the play earned critical acclaim New York International Fringe Festival and had a successful run Off-Broadway.
Friedman’s solo show American Cunt, premiered in 2015, in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to critical acclaim. American Cunt was named by The magazine Paste as one of the 10 Best Stand Up Comedy Specials of 2016. She created Soft Focus with Jena Friedman, a series of Adult Swim specials that she also co-executive produces, directs, and hosts. In January 2019, the second installment premiered and includes an interview with John McAfee, the American software entrepreneur and Presidential hopeful.
Jena Friedman Movies
- The Movie
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I have no idea what I’m saying here but thanks @colbertlateshow for having me on and thanks @adultswim for letting me make Soft Focus and thanks @aliceandolivia for making me look less like a comedian ❤️❤️❤️