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Judah Friedlander the actor stars as “Frank Rossitano” alongside Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin on the hit NBC series “30 Rock,” and has appeared in more than 20 motion pictures, including “Meet the Parents,” “How High,” “Zoolander,” “Chapter 27” “Showtime,” “American Splendor” and “The Wrestler.”

For his work in “American Splendor,” he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards.

Judah Friedlander the comedian is known as the “World Champion.” With 18 years of stand-up experience, he is a comic’s comic and crowd-pleaser who is known to perform 20 stand-up shows a week. His numerous stand-up appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and many other shows on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and HBO.

Friedlander can now add author to his ever-growing résumé, with the release of his new book, “How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book by the World Champion,” a satirical martial arts guide in which he shares his adventures in butt-kicking with readers in a self-defense handbook in the vein of “The Truth About Chuck Norris.”

The book, which contains more than 500 photos, includes chapters on how to beat up Bigfoot, how to beat up someone with one arm, how to beat up someone with three arms and how to beat up someone on a unicycle.

Friedlander discusses his book on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Penn Bookstore. The event takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-7595 or visit

Originally published on October 28, 2010