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Behold WorkHarder, the World's Largest Non-Funding Platform

Have you tried to crowdfund a creative project through Kickstarter or Indiegogo but failed to reach success? Thanks to the mind of comedian and Daily Show producer Jena Friedman, there's now a wonderful solution for all the artists out there who can't find enough friends to give them easy cash: WorkHarder. If it sounds too complicated already, watch the video and allow Friedman, Reggie Watts, and more to break down the innovative new site. (The video was made to promote an Ebola benefit tomorrow night in New York featuring Jim Gaffigan, Fred Armisen, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, and more — check out ticket info here.)

Follow Friday: @JenaFriedman

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 [...]

Come to 'Splitsider Live' Tonight with Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, Matt Fisher, and John Murray

Need plans for tonight? As part of this year's New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has created a super fun night of comedy with tonight's show Splitsider Live hosted by Adam Frucci and featuring comedians Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and Low Standards with Matt Fisher and John Murray. The show starts at 7:00pm and tickets are still available on UCB's website for only $10, so come out and enjoy a Thursday night full of great comedians.

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.

Come See Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and 'Low Standards' at Splitsider's NYCF Show

As part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has partnered up with some great comedians for a live show this Thursday, November 6th at UCB East. Titled Splitsider Live, the show starts at 7:00pm and features Late Night writer Michelle Wolf, Daily Show producer Jena Friedman, standup Sheng Wang, and Low Standards cohosts Matt Fisher and John Murray with Splitsider's own Adam Frucci hosting. Tickets are currently available at UCB's website for $10, so grab yours now and come enjoy a night of Splitsider-approved comedy this Thursday.

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.