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Untitled Jena Friedman Special (Adult Swim)

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Last year, former Daily Show field producer and Late Show with David Letterman writer Jena Friedman released her first stand-up special, American C*nt at Seeso. (Yes, that’s what she titled it.) The Edinburgh Fringe Festival show one-woman show on which she based it drew widespread acclaim, and the resulting hour didn’t disappoint, but it begs the question… What’s next? An new half-hour special at Adult Swim, that’s what. According to a press release, Friedman will “probe America, tackling evergreen issues related to politics, gender and American culture” in the untitled show, which also doesn’t have a release date yet.

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