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Exclusive audio from Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry Address from Just For Laughs

Exclusive audio from Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry Address from Just For Laughs

By | August 5, 2011 at 11:18 am | 2 comments

Each year during the world's arguably most important comedy festival, Just For Laughs, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address. And this year was no different as Kindler verbally destroyed the industry he's been part of for decades as well as himself....

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Exclusive video: Marc Maron’s complete keynote address from Just For Laughs

Exclusive video: Marc Maron’s complete keynote address from Just For Laughs

By | August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | 14 comments

The 29th edition of Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival came to an end on Sunday after weeks of shows, panels, street fairs and speeches. But one speech, Marc Maron's keynote address on July 28 during the Comedy Conference portion of the festival is what resounded most...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 7:51 am | No comments

MONTREAL -- There has long been the acknowledgement of a fine line that exists between the realms of laughter and pain. It’s a concept perhaps even older than fully evolved vocal chords – since the dawn of humanity, there’s been an instinctual understanding that what we...

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Comedian light boxes feature Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., more

By | May 3, 2011 at 9:24 am | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_22044" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Janeane Garofalo is a light box!"][/caption] The ways in which comedy nerds can show their appreciation for the artists they love are a bit limited. Obviously, you can show up to your fave comedians' live...

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Doug Benson, George Lopez, Dana Gould take part in “Tweet The Joke”

By | January 26, 2011 at 11:18 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5203" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Doug Benson"][/caption] Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with...

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Carol Leifer enlists Andy Kindler, Rachel Harris for scrpited comedy series

By | October 18, 2010 at 11:39 am | No comments

Notable for her behind-the-scenes work on Seinfeld, comedienne and comedy writer Carol Leifer is tackling a new project these days, with a half-hour spec script for Have a Great Day in the works. Instead of going down the traditional network pitch route, however, she’s...

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Andy Kindler goes all Mel Gibson on Last Comic Standing hopeful; listen to the audio

By | July 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 4 comments

Listen, folks. We're not usually into gossip mongering. But when one of the judges of Last Comic Standing gets caught on tape in a Mel Gibson-like meltdown -- not against his wife, but against an aspiring comedian -- we feel it's our job to expose it to the comedy loving masses....

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Just For Laughs: Andy Kindler nails NBC, Jay Leno, George Lopez, more

By | July 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL -- Though every year Andy Kindler tries to convince a room filled with a few hundred comedians and industry folks at the Just For Laughs comedy festival that he’s devastatingly underappreciated, clearly the man is loved. No other comedian would be afforded the time...

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