At last night’s after-party for the screening of Jason Reitman’s new film Up in the Air, 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander said he related to one of the movie’s themes — getting laid off. Years ago, the comedian and actor said he had a gig handing out flyers for a podiatrist on the streets of New York. He'd work on one street corner, and his manager would work across the street. "So one day, the manager goes to me, 'Fuck it, man, let's just go to McDonald's." "I'm like okay, he's the boss, so we go to McDonald's for like two hours. And we start doing that a while," Friedlander explained to us. “And then one day he calls me up, and he’s like, ‘Judah you’re fired.’” When Friedlander asked why, he was told that it was because their employer had checked on them, and they weren't on their spots."I’m like ‘Yeah, because I was at McDonald’s with you!"’ he said, asking if his boss was also fired. "'They’ve decided to keep me on,’” the boss explained. Many, many jobs later, Friedlander went on to star in a hit network television show and laugh about the whole thing.
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