Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is an American stand up comedian, writer and director. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has also written for Late Show with David Letterman.

Guest Appearances

I Don’t Mean To Scare You with Jena Friedman – Episode Four: Silent But Deadly

Earwolf Presents #146April 23, 2020

Dr Adalja joins Jena Friedman to answer more of your questions about COVID-19. Recorded April 22nd 2020.


Money Insulates You

Fake The Nation #195April 9, 2020

Jena Friedman and Michael Cruz Kayne join Negin to break down how coronavirus could affect voter turnout in November and their thoughts on celebrities putting out quarantine content. They also discuss Negin's use of the phrase "you guys" and whether Jena's viral Stephen Miller…


I Don't Mean To Scare You with Jena Friedman - Episode Four: Influenzer

Earwolf Presents #140March 30, 2020

Jena and Dr Amesh Adalja reconnect for an update or Dr Adalja's experiences treating Coronavirus in Pittsburgh, how the virus is spreading, when we might see it peak, and what precautions he thinks are reasonable for the average citizen to take.


I Don’t Mean To Scare You with Jena Friedman - Episode Three: QuaranTime

Earwolf Presents #138March 23, 2020

Jena and Dr Adalja talk about COVID-19 and life in quarantine.


I Don’t Mean To Scare You with Jena Friedman - Episode Two: Covid 2020

Earwolf Presents #137March 16, 2020

Jena and Dr Adalja pick up where they left off to talk about and answer all your questions regarding the current covid-19 outbreak in the US. 


I Don't Mean To Scare You with Jena Friedman

Earwolf Presents #136February 13, 2020

There’s a lot of misinformation on the Internet and when it lands the wrong hands, it can have dangerous consequences... as we’ve seen with Pizzagate and the anti-vax movement and time and time again in this post-reality, dystopian moment. I Don’t Mean…


Jena Friedman

Stand-up comedian Jena Friedman joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about her most recent Conan stand-up appearance dealing with true crime, why she wouldn’t be a comedian without her mother, her latest work in progress hour Miscarriage of Justice,…


Amazon Pulls Out

Fake The Nation #136February 21, 2019

Negin is joined by comedians Dave Hill and Jena Friedman to discuss a recent white-haired addition to the 2020 presidential race, updates on the Mueller investigation, and Amazon’s recent decision to no longer move to NYC.   Follow Jena @ Follow…


Revenge On The Listeners (w/ Jena Friedman, Adira Amram and her 4-year-old son Oliver)

Dr Gameshow #39July 10, 2018

Comedians Jena Friedman (Adult Swim's Soft Focus) & Adira Amram (Adira Amram & The Experience) & her 4-year-old son Oliver join Jo & Manolo to play listener-created games with callers, including a special call from Tawny Newsome (Yo Is This Racist).  Games…


Screaming at the Tax Bill (w/ Maeve Higgins, Jena Friedman)

Fake The Nation #74December 7, 2017

Comedians Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Jena Friedman (American Cunt) join Negin to talk about Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, what’s next for the #MeToo movement, and whether or not Mueller’s investigation will bring America an early Christmas…


News Stress to Politicon (w/ Jena Friedman)

Yo, Is This Racist? #937August 16, 2017

Writer and stand-up comedian Jena Friedman returns to join Andrew to discuss news stress, Politicon, Nazi paraphernalia being sold in an antique shop, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


Are You Voting for Trump or the Gal?

Fake The Nation #9September 2, 2016

Jena Friedman (Seeso, The Daily Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box, A&E's Black and White) join Negin for Fake the Nation's first-ever all-lady roundtable. They punch democracy right in the junk with a conversation about sexism in politics, burkinis, and everyone's favorite…


Participating in White Culture

Yo, Is This Racist? #368March 28, 2014

Andrew Ti and this week's special guest Jena Friedman finish the week off by discussing a caller's question regarding participating in White culture. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


White People Doing Yoga

Yo, Is This Racist? #367March 27, 2014

On today's episode, Andrew and Jena Friedman talk about whether white people doing yoga is racist or not. Don't forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.


Marketing the Affordable Care Act

Yo, Is This Racist? #366March 26, 2014

Jena Friedman & Andrew talk about the marketing for the Affordable Care Act. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.


Bondage Racist Man

Yo, Is This Racist? #365March 25, 2014

Jena Friedman & Andrew discuss the subject of bondage. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


Jeopardy Champ Backlash

Yo, Is This Racist? #364March 24, 2014

Stand-up/writer Jena Friedman (The Daily Show) joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about the online reception of recent Jeopardy champ Arthur Chu. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is…


Forfeit Authenticity

Nocturnal Emotions #22February 6, 2013

Celebrate Har Mar Superstar’s birthday as he welcomes the hilariously dark stand-up Jena Friedman for a night time chat! Jena tells us about what it’s like being a field producer on The Daily Show, her tennis playing days, and the pros &…

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