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Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

By | August 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm | 14 comments

You may have listened to the Andy Kindler interview we posted on July 30, wherein the veteran comedian talks about his then just-delivered State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Parts of both the address and our interview dealt with the...

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Audio interview: Andy Kindler goes after Louis C.K., state of comedy and more (Exclusive)

Audio interview: Andy Kindler goes after Louis C.K., state of comedy and more (Exclusive)

By | July 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 43 comments

As he does every year, comic's comic Andy Kindler delivered the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. For the uninitiated, the speech is delivered in a ballroom in front of hundreds of comedians and industry types. Kindler's charge is...

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David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Last night, the 20 New Faces of this year's Just For Laughs showcased their wares. As is the case every year, it's one of the highlights of the weeks-long event. Split into two groups, both shows were masterfully hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, who was a New...

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Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy

Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy

By | July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am | 13 comments

Each year, the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal produces the New Faces showcase, where upcoming stand-up comedians -- deemed the world’s most promising – perform for industry and comedy fans alike. It’s sort of a big deal. And this year, JFL is offering not one, but...

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Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

By | June 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm | 6 comments

Eddie Izzard doesn't know how to coast on his success. He's constantly pushing his art. And when he's not pushing his art, he's pushing the physical limits of his body; this is the guy, after all, who, in 2009, completed 43 marathons in 51 days. The beloved comedian continues...

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Chelsea Handler, The Muppets, Kevin Hart among performers for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest

Chelsea Handler, The Muppets, Kevin Hart among performers for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest

By | May 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm | No comments

It's the longest running comedy festival in the world. And this year, its celebrating 30 years from July 12 - 29. Festival organizers announced the huge lineup moments ago, via Twitter. And they kicked things off telling its followers that on July 26, The Muppets will be...

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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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David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

By | July 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Comedian and director David Wain’s popular web series, Wainy Days, has long been a comedy anomaly amongst Internet-produced humor. Much like the defining body of Wain’s 20-year career – ranging from his days with The State and Stella on to his illustrious...

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