On October 20, comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman—a former field producer at The Daily Show and writer for the Late Show with David Letterman—will release her first hour-long comedy special under the emblematic title (be still our hearts) American Cunt.
A few near-universally-acknowledged truths emerged from Netflix’s hit docuseries Making a Murderer: our criminal justice system is corrupt and dysfunctional, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are passionate, hard-working men, and district attorney Ken Kratz is an asshole.
If you’re in New York City, you’ve probably passed a flyer with a picture of a man named Dan Perino proclaiming that he’s “Looking for a Girlfriend.” Did you respond to his advertisement? Well, someone did. Actually, if you believe what he told Jena Friedman, a lot of someones did.
Next Tuesday, March 10th, Jezebel is hosting its first reading at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The topic: March Madness. The lineup: completely stacked.
Splitsider reports that the Late Show With David Letterman has hired local stand-up comic Jena Friedman, marking the first time in history that more than one woman has worked on the show's full-time writing staff. (The show's only other female writing staffer joined the team in 2009 — a time when there were no women…