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"His comedy starts off with his totally deadpan delivery and then instantly morphs into something creative, memorable and sidesplitting."
"A wryly amusing but intensely shy person whose awkwardness onstage is part of his appeal."
"A bit of a modern day renaissance man."
"Everyone's favorite reject. "
Jon Friedman is a comedian, writer, and producer living in New York City. He founded Tremendous Rabbit Productions as a way to bring his many collaborative www.meet-and-fuck.org and original projects to the stage and screen. He is the creator/producer and host Lucy Bowler of the New York City cult hit show, The Rejection Show as well as the New York City Beard & Moustache Championships, The Delicious Sandwich Social and many other popular live events.
Jon will be writing and editing the upcoming "Rejected" for Villard (Random House) in 2007. His writings have been featured in McSweeney’s, Pindeldyboz, Paper Magazine, Cracked Magazine, Mortified Big Book of Angst and at his own humor page, Sincerely, Jon. He has performed and read at literary events and stand-up comedy venues throughout New York City.
Jon also works behind the scenes as a producer and director of stage and film producing and directing uniquely hilarious award winning one-person shows and sketch/variety productions. The New York Press applauded his shows as being "So candid and real Kink Sex that they are hysterically funny."
In addition to producing and performing, Jon is the creator of the popular t-shirt website ElamenoTees.com, which offers t-shirts with off-beat humor such as “I Like Bacon More Than You Think” and “My Father Has A Mustache.” Elameno Tees were featured in Penthouse Magazine in February 2005.
As well as his ongoing development of Tremendous Rabbit Productions, Jon has written for television shows in development (and cancelled) by Comedy Central, animated humor segments for America's Test Kitchen on PBS, and as a creative consultant and writer for Odd Todd cartoons on Comedy Central's Motherload. He was also the voice of www.free-local-sex.com an animated bear on ABC News (one grunt) as well as the voice of Johnny, the young man trying to buy a home (said "Hi") on ABC's Nightline.
Jon’s works have been featured in the LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, ABC Evening News, Good Morning America, ABC's The View, The Early Show on CBS, CBS Sunday Morning, K-Rock, NPR's The Brian Lehrer Show, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, Life’s Work with Lisa Belkin on XM, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Daily News, The New York Post, New York Metro, The Onion, The Village Voice and many others.
Emerging Comics of New York Award: Best Comedy Writer - Jon Friedman
Emerging Comics of New York Award: Best One Person Show - Swollen Head
Emerging Comics of New York Award: Best Comedy Variety Show - The Rejection Show
A sampling of articles and press quotes can be found HERE.
Jon Friedman on MYSPACE.
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