Judah Friedlander’s “America is the Greatest Country in the United States”
Like their ancestor the King’s jester, modern comedians have implicit license to express out loud what many think but few are permitted to say. The best stand-up comics are truth-tellers. Their magic is to get you to laugh at the truth instead of cry. In his new special, “America is the Greatest Country in the United States,” veteran performer (and World Champion) Judah Friedlander takes on healthcare, education, imperialism, racism, sexism, gun violence and gluten. Among many other topics. His recurrent message: America once was #1, still is #1 and will always be #1. Coming from a truth-teller like Friedlander, it’s awfully reassuring in times like these.