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Is America That Exceptional? Judah Friedlander's Netflix Special Offers an Answer

Is America That Exceptional? Judah Friedlander’s Netflix Special Offers an Answer

Since 30 Rock went off air in 2013, Judah Friedlander, most famous for his role as sexually challenged writer Frank Rossitano, has made New York’s comedy clubs his main stage, performing six or seven nights a week and weaving sharp crowd interactions through his hilarious sets. That energy defines Friedlander’s excellent and intimate debut special, America is the Greatest Country in the United States, which is now streaming on Netflix. “Being an American is a pre-existing condition,” he snappily opens before diving into seriously funny riffs on Columbus Day and anti-vaxxers. (“I don’t think anti-vaxxers are anti-science, they’re just pro-disease rights,” he quips.) Playboy chatted with Friedlander about his special, Tina Fey’s influence, America’s propaganda complex, the real fake news and America’s humor deficit. From Full Frontal With Samantha Bee to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, politically charged comedy is at an all-time high. How will America is the Greatest…

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