Stand-up comedian Judah Friedlander challenges the idea of “American Exceptionalism” in his debut Netflix Original stand-up comedy special. Titled, “Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States.” The 84-minute special follows the comedian across multiple shows at the Comedy Cellar and Village Underground all while taking aim at some of America’s biggest issues like racism, climate change, gun control, sexism, immigration, and health care, all with his signature sharp and satirical wit.
It’s honestly brilliant, with Friedlander delivering non-stop laughs, and proving why he is truly the World Champion. Judah wrote, created, directed, and filmed the special- without sweeping cranes, without audience shots, and without even using colors. And it’s proof positive that funny stands alone and doesn’t need any of those bells and whistles. Raw, edgy, hilarious.
In the trailer, you’ll get just a glimpse of the special, and it’s a great trailer, but barely begins to show off how great the special is. Judah cannot be packaged in clips and sound bites. Forget Trick or Treating this year. Just get some World Champ gear and settle in to watch.
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States, Premieres Tues, Oct 31, 2017 only on Netflix.