Smart Bets: Judah Friedlander

Asheville comedy fans may thank former resident Minori Hinds for bringing Judah Friedlander to town. The two stand-ups met while on tour, and Hinds connected him with The Orange Peel, where he’ll perform on Saturday, June 23, at 9 p.m. for his America … Still Number One: New Stuff & Crowd Work Tour. Perhaps best known for playing staff writer Frank on all seven seasons of “30 Rock,” wearing a new trucker hat with a humorous phrase on each episode, Friedlander has remained busy since the show’s finale, appearing on such programs as “Children’s Hospital” and “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” He also had a cameo in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens and, in 2017, released his stand-up special America Is the Greatest Country in the United States on Netflix. $20 advance/$22 day of show. Photo by Phil Provencio

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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