Drew Friedman + Frank Santopadre

Wednesday November 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Chosen People or a $15 ticket in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, Drew Friedman has drawn them all. He’s illustrated everyone from the famous and the infamous including the likes of Johnny Cash, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and of course Friedman favorite Shemp Howard. After years of drawing, Drew has gathered his favorites and compiled them into one collection.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his collection. He will be joined in conversation by comedian, producer, and podcaster Frank Santopadre.


Drew Friedman is a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in such periodicals as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Observer, Esquire, RAW, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and Mad. His works have been anthologized into seven collections, and he has illustrated a number of books, including Howard Stern's Private Parts and Miss America.

Frank Santopadre is a comedy writer and producer for television, radio, and live events, currently working as a staff writer on ABC's The View and as the co-producer and co-host of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!.

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