The Broadway Comedy Club

Dana Friedman


Dana Friedman is a stand-up comedian and producer who in all likelihood is New York's first Orthodox Jewish, transgender comic. She has shared the stage with headliners Julia Scotti (America’s Got Talent), Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central), and Lizz Winstead (creator of The Daily Show). She’s the producer of Hey We’re Back, an audio sketch podcast by the legendary standup comedian and actor Jonathan Katz (creator of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist) which features major figures in the comedy world including Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, B.J. Novak (The Office), Joy Behar, and Paula Poundstone. Dana was selected for the She-Devil Comedy Festival’s Best Of The Fest show and has appeared on Sirius XM’s "Tell Me Everything" with John Fugelsang. Dana began performing standup because she discovered during dark times that no other comic was addressing the issues of Orthodox Jewish trans people. Her performances address a wide variety of topics, including many outside the very unusual norms of standup comedy. Audiences have been very receptive to the material they find surprisingly relatable. Currently, Dana performs all over New Tork in the major comedy clubs in addition to producing live comedy shows that have featured Mayim Bialik, Judy Gold, Emma Willman, and Janeane Garofalo.