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Judah Friedlander The Short List (Theater) Recommended Image

When: Sept. 11-13 2014

For a comedian who essentially exists in character, Judah Friedlander has had a decently varied film career—we're already quite aware of his TV role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock. He was a coal-mining brother of a male model in Zoolander. For a brief, wonderful moment he appeared as Molly Shannon's sport-coat-wearing jerk ex-husband Ronald von Kleinenstein in Wet Hot American Summer. And, in his first real star turn, he played genuine nerd and gourmet jelly-bean lover Toby Radloff opposite Paul Giamatti's Harvey Pekar in American Splendor. Most recently Friedlander loaned actual comedic legitimacy to SyFy schlockfest Sharknado 2: The Second One as Bryan, a Mets fan with an oversize baseball bat and a heart of gold. Everyone in the movie—which Friedlander has called the "most important film ever made about climate change"—was in on the joke, but in a movie filled with B actors and whatever Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath is, Friedlander was among the few who could convince us they were in on the joke. Continue reading >>

Price: $22

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