The Second City Spotlight Series is proud to present…
Judah Friedlander, The World Champion
With special guest Jon Dore

(TORONTO, ON – August 26, 2008) The Second City Spotlight Series is proud to present Judah Friedlander, star of 30 Rock on NBC, in his hilarious standup show The World Champion for two nights only September 23rd and 24th. The Spotlight Series brings outstanding standup, sketch and musical comedy to late nights at The Second City. But for this special 2-night event, Judah takes the mainstage in prime time, with special guest Jon Dore, host of The Comedy Network’s The Jon Dore Show!

Judah Friedlander is a regular cast member on the Thursday night NBC hit comedy 30 Rock, co-starring with Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin. Judah’s been in over 20 movies including Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Date Movie, Wet Hot American Summer, Feast, Showtime, Duane Hopwood & American Splendor for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. Judah’s countless TV appearances include VH1’s Best Week Ever, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, MTV’s Wonder Showzen, The Tonight Show, other late night talk shows & Comedy Central shows. Judah also starred as the Hug Guy in the classic Dave Matthews Band music video Everyday. With 18 years of stand-up experience, Judah is a comic’s comic and a crowd-pleaser. In his stand-up act, Judah is The World Champion. He’s a great athlete, gets tons of chicks & is a role model to children. And he’s better than you at everything. More info at link

Ottawa-born comedian and host Jon Dore made a name for himself on the hottest program on Canadian TV, CTV's Canadian Idol, as the former wacky correspondent reporting on the pressures and excitement of the contest with his unique brand of humour. Shortly after, and much to the delight of his fans across the country, Jon was given his own show on The Comedy Network. The Jon Dore Television Show , will be returning for its second season this fall. Jon has also appeared on his own Comedy Now! special for CTV and The Comedy Network, and was featured on The A Channel's comedy special Toronto Laughs. Jon has been hailed by TV Guide as one of Canada's top "rising stars of the future."

The Second City is still the best professional theatre value in town, featuring full bar/table service and dinner-theatre packages.

Judah Friedlander, The World Champion
With Special Guest Jon Dore
Tuesday and Wednesday September 23-24.

Showtimes: Tues, Wed at 7:30pm and 10:00pm – $29.99

The Second City: 51 Mercer St. at Blue Jays Way, next to Wayne Gretzky’s
For ticket inquiries and group sales: 416.343.0011

For interviews, photos, or any additional information, please contact:
Daniel Shehori at 416-343-0033