• Judah Friedlander video: "I turned down so many sitcom auditions"

    Comedy journalist and Punchline Magazine contributor Jeffrey Gurian has been hard at work interviewing comedian subjects for his book, a history of the famous Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City. He’s already banked more than 25 interviews, including chats with Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and Chris Rock. In the below video, we see Jeffrey and Comic Strip owner Richie Tienken chatting with 30 Rock star and veteran

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    30 Rock recap: It’s Never Too Late For Now

    What does every self-respecting career woman with a love for sandwiches do when she breaks up with Matt Damon? She buys a fannypack and gives up on any hope for a romantic future. This week’s 30 Rock highlighted just that event in our dear Liz Lemon’s life. After breaking up with crazy-dreamboat-pilot Carol, Liz pops a banana clip in her hair, rocks sweatpants tucked into Ugg boots, and buys a

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    Judah Friedlander reveals the 18 Triangles of Power on Jimmy Fallon show (VIDEO)

    You probably know comedian Judah Friendlander, one of the stars of NBC’s 30 Rock, as the World Champion. You may be less familiar with him as an author. But now he’s both of those things. And last night he stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to learn the masses about his foray into book writing: How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book. If you read

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    Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal and other comics give sex advice on Nerve.com

    Have you always wondered what your favorite comics would have to say about how you lay it down in the bedroom? Do you want to know more about what tricks they have up their sleeves, and whether they used humor to get their partners in the zone? You’re in luck; it’s Sex Week on Nerve.com, your source for all things doin’ it-related. All this week, the column, “Sex Advice From…”

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    Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

    Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really stepped it up, and have just shot Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo, Arsenio Hall, Richard Lewis, Carol Leifer, Kevin Nealon, and Richard Belzer for the

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    Judah Friedlander is 'spectacular' on Sesame Street

    One of the advantages of being up at 7 a.m. every morning, due to having a one year old? You’re always one of the first people to find out when your favorite comedians turn up on Sesame Street. This morning the mighty World Champion Judah Friedlander graced my television set as Inspector 4, a dude who was charged with finding all the number “4s” on Sesame Street. He also started

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    Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

    Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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    Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

    CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club. One night Eddie Murphy came in to see Tienken, who was his manager for 11 years, and asked

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    Comedians featured in Twitter book

    Eugene Mirman

    It’s no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country’s best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn’t come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on an advanced copy of Twitter Wit: Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less, a book that features some of the funniest Tweets made public since the micro-blogging site launched in 2006. Edited

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