Drawing: Jena Friedman in American C*nt

Jena Friedman

American stand-up comedian, writer and filmmaker Jena Friedman returned to the UK last month with her critically acclaimed solo show AMERICAN C*UNT (her asterisk), which premiered last year at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Her work has been published in Time, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TimeOut New York and was part of the writing team for THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. In 2010 the New York Times issued a ‘cease and desis’ letter to her for parodying their Wedding videos, which went on to be a very successful web series entitled TED AND GRACE.

AMERICAN C*NT is described as a ‘dark, edgy, spiky, fiercely and unapologetically political and liberal (more or less) look at the state of modern America, including Bill Cosby, Ebola, Donald Trump and Caitlyn Jenner – (The best way to age gracefully as a woman is to be born a man).”

Included on her website menu is a ‘How to stalk me’ option, but I preferred the old-fashioned approach and turn up at the theatre with a sketch.