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DRINK AT WORK
'COMIC OF THE WEEK'


THE LA TIMES
'REJECTION SHOW' COVER ARTICLE


THE DAILY NEWS
'REJECTION LEADS TO SUCCESS'

JON FRIEDMAN GOTHAMIST INTERVIEW

THE VILLAGE VOICE
'BEST OF NYC'


365 PORTRAITS
'CHAMPION OF THE REJECTED'

WICKED INFO
'INTERVIEW WITH COMEDIAN JON FRIEDMAN'

TIME OUT NEW YORK
'BEAUTIFUL LOSERS'

THE L MAGAZINE
'THE REJECTION SHOW'

UNCOOLKIDS.COM
'REJECTION SHOW REVIEW'

TIMES HERALD-RECORD
'WORTH THE DRIVE'

BROADWAY BULLET INTERVIEW
'THE REJECTION SHOW'


METRO
'REJECTION' OFFERS SWEET REDEMPTION'

THEY MAKE ME LAUGH
'REJECTION SHOW RAVES'

'THE REJECTION SHOW'
FEATURED IN AOL
BEST OF OFFBEAT NIGHTLIFE

UNTIL MONDAY
'JON FRIEDMAN: BROOKLYN WRITER'

AOL CITY GUIDE
'REJECTION CAN BE HILARIOUS'

THE ONION
'THE REJECTION SHOW'

THE APIARY
'THE FACETIME - JON FRIEDMAN'

THE NEW YORKER
'THE REJECTION SHOW'

NEWSDAY 'REJECTION SHOW' COVER ARTICLE
'MEET THE REJECTS'

'INSIDE WITH: JON FRIEDMAN, COMEDIAN/PRODUCER OF THE NYC BEARD &
MOUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
'THE COMPETITION WAS THICK AND GROWING'

THE NEW YORK PRESS
'SUMMER BEARD BATTLES'

TIMESSQUARE.COM
NYC BEARD & MOUSTACHE COMPETITION VIDEO

TIME OUT NEW YORK
'CASE OF MAGNUMS'

NEW YORK POST
'BOMB'S AWAY!'

NEW YORK POST
'LOSER'S LOUNGE'

NEW YORK POST
'REALITY CHECK'

NEW YORK POST
'DEAR DIARY - PLEASE NEVER READ THIS AGAIN'


LISTEN TO JON FRIEDMAN ON NPR

"DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA"

"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED"

"THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW" 

"TALK OF THE NATION"

"THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW "

"XM SATELLITE RADIO"

ABC NEWS with CHARLES GIBSON
"THE REJECTION SHOW"
2006


ABC NEWS
"THE REJECTION SHOW"
2003

"For most people, rejection means a bottle of Jack and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. But for one comedic genius, rejection has meant a cult hit show, national recognition, and now --a book deal? Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped & Cancelled author Jon Friedman first gave life to The Rejection Show after he found himself passed over for a job at Comedy Central and, worse, dumped. Since then the invariably hilarious lineup of rejected New Yorker comics, Late Show sketches, and dismissive childhood sweethearts has featured a variety of New York personalities. Check out the failures and the mayhem if you are sucker for bloopers and outtakes, or just revel in others’ disappointments."
-NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"On the surface, The Rejection Show is a mere demonstration of unsuccessful work by usually successful
comedians, writers, filmmakers, and cartoonists. Deep down, though, it provides an interesting look into the thought processes
of magazine editors, network executives, and others who wield power."

–THE ONION

"If The New Yorker has rejected your cartoon, if 'SNL' has fired you, if Conan doesn't think you're funny enough, host Jon Friedman just might. 
The Rejection Show is a pastiche of writers and actors who didn't make the cut, and its cult audience can't imagine why."

–AMERICA ONLINE

"Who knew being shown the door could be so much fun..."
–CHARLES GIBSON, ABC NEWS

"The Rejection Show has gotten so much mainstream press that we suspect people are purposefully botching
the pitches they care most about, and then "settling" for showing them off here."

-THE L MAGAZINE

"The highlight is watching the performers vibe off the audience's laughter, turning what could've been a negative into the ultimate live validation."
–THE VILLAGE VOICE

"Ever wonder what you're not seeing? Each month comedians perform pieces that have been rejected
by anything from Conan O'Brien to The New Yorker..."

–TIMEOUT NEW YORK

“Novelists, TV writers, stand-up comics, cartoonists, filmmakers, recording artists, dramatists,
and poets come together for a friendly but edgy celebration of failure.”

–LA TIMES

"Rejection hurts. Luckily, this hurt comes from laughing so hard you pull a muscle. Comic Jon Friedman offers a ‘Summerfest of Rejection’ --
TV sketches, movie pitches, and New Yorker cartoons go from the cutting-room floor to Mo Pitkin's. 
Friedman cracks us up all summer by making his previously sporadic Show quasi-weekly."

-FLAVORPILL

"In New York, audiences are finding that failure is fun!"
–ABC NEWS

"'The Rejection Show' is a refuge for the rebuffed, a haven for the heave-hoed,
a destination for the deep-sixed."

–NEWSDAY

"A show like this is like the ultimate catharsis, for sure."
--NY DAILY NEWS

"Like a gang of Farmer Ted’s leading the geeks through the brutal, estranged halls of high school, the Rejection Show
features some of NY’s finest rejected writers and performers, in this comedy-centric event."

-THE L MAGAZINE

"…Not just a brilliant idea, it’s a well executed one."
–COMEDY CENTRAL

"'What do you get when you display a whole bunch of stuff that didn’t make the cut
at the New Yorker, Conan, and a bevy of other shows and publications?
Evidently, some funny shit.”

–GAWKER

"True to it’s maxim, ‘Just because it’s been rejected doesn’t mean it’s not good,’
the show continues to attract an audience that can relate.”

–FLAVORPILL

"Rejection can be hilarious -- especially when it's someone else's. But the Rejection Show is not just your chance to laugh
at the misfortune of others. It's the best of the rest, so to speak; a showcase of comedians turned down by
Conan O'Brien, rejected television writers, and cartoonists who find more SASEs in their mailboxes than checks."

–AOL CITYGUIDE

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THAT is what coolness is,  friends.  Actually, we think these shirts are hiiilarious."

--CHICAGOIST

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