Jena Friedman


Comedian & Writer

Jena Friedman is a comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker living in New York. She has written for Late Show with David Letterman and is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Her work has also been featured in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Current TV, The Huffington Post, Funny or Die,, Time Out New Yorkand on Comedy Central. As a stand up comic, she has performed at venues and festivals around the world, including The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, SXSW Music and Comedy Festival, The Kukabarra Comedy Club in Berlin, Germany, The Pranzo in Paris, France, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon and Zanies in Chicago.



Saturday, October 13

Comedy: What's So Funny?

Humor is a universal language - it brings people together, satirizes current events, breaks down barriers, and makes the mundane interesting. But... read more
Speakers: Chris Bliss, Seth Reiss, Will Tracy, Jena Friedman, Megan Amram, Brian Babylon
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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