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A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your RTs and favs. Each Friday we feature one person whose consistent short-form online humor deserves your attention and to be on your Twitter feed.

This week, we're recommending the Twitter feed of Jena Friedman. The New York standup is a former Letterman writer and current field producer for The Daily Show. She wrote 2007's The Refugee Girls [...]

Late Show with David Letterman Hires Standup Jena Friedman

Stand-up comic Jena Friedman is joining the writing staff of Late Show with David Letterman this week. This is exciting for two reasons. One, Friedman is a hilarious and smart up-and-coming comic. Two, her addition to the writing staff marks the first time in Late Show history that more than one woman has been on the staff. A lot has been written in the last year about the dearth of women on major late night show writing staffs, and one can only see the hiring of Friedman as another step in the right direction.

SXSW Adds Chelsea Peretti, Amy Schumer, and Jena Friedman to Comedy Lineup After Backlash

After South by Southwest announced their comedy lineup, it was tough to not notice that of 31 of the comedians scheduled, only one was a women. That was kind of shitty! After a bit of a backlash at the conference for being so gender imbalanced, they've added three new lady comics to the festivities: Chelsea Peretti, Amy Schumer, and Jena Friedman. Great comics, all!

Whether or not they added three more women because of the backlash or were working on getting them beforehand, it's great to see them added to the lineup.