25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know


Jena Friedman

You know you’re making waves when you get a cease and desist letter from The New York Times. Friedman’s 2010 parody video “Ted and Gracie” invoked the Gray Lady’s ire for spoofing its highly spoof-able Vows section, spotlighting a physical therapist and a murder fugitive/locksmith gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes. Undaunted, Friedman simply made a web series under the name Newark Times Weddings. She currently works as a field producer for The Daily Show, and you can find a sampling of her standup work on her website.