Highlights from Andy Kindler’s 2019 State of the Industry at Just For Laughs Montreal

This year, Ron Funches had the honors of introducing Andy Kindler at Just For Laughs, and Funches took a few of his own swings at the comedy industry before letting Kindler deliver his 2019 State of the Industry in Montreal. Or as Funches ribbed, &#822…

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This is Ken’s Test Story About Andy Kindler

Santa Monica, 1998. Lucky for me to be friends with a fellow who also happens to be America’s sharpest stand-up comedian. Andy Kindler. This photo is doubly guilty of hipster namedropping because I’m also wearing a Might Magazine t-shirt. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, for the outpouring of well wishes […]

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Highlights from Andy Kindler’s 2018 State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs Montreal

Andy Kindler delivered his most sincere and focused State of the Industry Address in years at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Which, of course, is extra funny since the actual industry hasn’t felt sincere in a long time, could definitely use some focus, and Kindler joked that JFL might be ready for him to pass […]

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Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”

I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a month to come up with what we would do in a second […]

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Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”

I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a month to come up with what we would do in a second […]

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Look it’s the trailer for season 3 of “Another Period”

It appears to be the same shit, another period. Today, Comedy Central released the trailer for season three of Another… MORE

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Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs

Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made the screen behind him a […]

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Listen to Andy Kindler’s “State Of The Industry Address” from Just For Laughs 2017

Every year during Just For Laughs’ ComedyPro series, comedian Andy Kindler addresses the comedy industry updating them about the state… MORE

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Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry Address Gets Introspective

Andy Kindler is a changed man. At least, he’d really like to think so. Friday marked the 22nd year he’s delivered his signature “State of the Industry Address,” a scathing keynote speech at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival that takes aim at the entertainment industry, and in particular, comedians. He’s known for obliterating everyone from […]

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Hear from comedians performing at Just For Laughs Montreal in 2017

OK. So I’ve only sat down to podcast with 28 of the comedians performing this week so far as part of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But that’s a start! Each of these fine, funny folks regales me (and now you) with inspirational stories about how they started in comedy, where they’ve […]

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