We welcome Judah Friedlander for virtual live stand-up comedy!

30 Rock actor/comedian's career spans film, televison over two decades


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The MIT SHASS De Florez Fund for Humor is thrilled to host an online comedy event with Judah Friedlander on Saturday, December 19 at 8 pm. Friedlander, best known for his role on the hit NBC show 30 Rock, has a television and film career that stretches over more than two decades.

He has acted in dozens of shows, including Bob's Burgers, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, with appearances in movies from Sharknado to Star Wars. His 2017 Netflix standup special, America is the Greatest Country in the United States, was called "one of the most rewarding standup specials of the year" by New York Magazine. 

Tickets are free; available only to the MIT Community:
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Funny like an engineer…?

Each year, the De Florez Fund hosts two major comedy shows on campus while supporting community projects that share the virtues of good humor with MIT.

Founded in 1988 by MIT alumnus Peter de Florez ('38), the fund supports projects that “impress students with the importance of humor in all aspects of life, both personal and business.” In the words of Jay Keyser, MIT Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, “A sense of humor is to an MIT student what the magic lasso is to Wonder Woman. You can survive without it, but boy does it come in handy.”