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Judah Friedlander presents If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons

This event includes a book signing.

Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now. $5 tickets on sale September 29 at 9am at Harvard.com. Unable to attend? Order the book(s) or pre-order a signed copy from Harvard Book Store. No Brattle Passes.

If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons, by Judah FriedlanderHarvard Book Store welcomes series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock and stand-up comic JUDAH FRIEDLANDER for a presentation of his book If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.

Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.

Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s “Joodles” push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.


hbs-friedlander-authorJudah Friedlander won international acclaim for his portrayal of Toby Radloff in the award-winning movie American Splendor. He was a series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock for seven seasons (SAG Award for Best Ensemble). He can be seen in a cameo in Sharknado 2. He is the author of the bestselling instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody, featuring his photography and art work. In 2015, he will release a stand-up comedy album and a stand-up comedy documentary concert film. He lives in New York City.