• Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

    In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shinier)— specifically the back page of New York magazine. On that page for the last 10 years is the Approval Matrix, a wildly

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    Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)

    MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen intensely to Kindler, who has made complaining into a comedic art form. SiriusXM Comedy was there to capture the audio and well, we’re here

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    New trailer for ‘Maron’ features Anthony Jeselnik, Jeff Garlin, Illeana Douglas and more! (Video)

    The second official trailer for Maron has arrived, and with it, we grow ever-so-slightly closer to its May 3 premiere on IFC. If you’d like to read my thoughts on the first three episodes (and watch the first Maron trailer), you can do that here. If you’d rather just watch the trailer I first mentioned you don’t even have to leave the page. In this latest preview, we find our

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

    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 way Kindler feels about Louis C.K., perhaps the most beloved comedian of our time. In short, Kindler isn’t enamored with C.K. nearly

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

    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 to passionately explain to the crowd what exactly is wrong with the world of comedy. As part of that, Kindler doesn’t shy away

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    Can comedy be taught? Documentary ‘Finding the Funny’ attempts to answer (Video)

    Most comedians seem to agree that comedy can not be taught, and you can really only learn by doing. But chances are, you can find and enroll in a “comedy class” in your area. Finding the Funny is a new documentary by John Bizarre about the merits of teaching comedy. The film follows comedian and comedy coach Don Barnhart, who runs a comedy class in Las Vegas, as he tries

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    Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

    AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was arranged as an estrogenized counterpart to the “Sausage Fest” show.) But secondly, and even more importantly, hot damn, would ya look at that lineup? Jackie Kashian,

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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

    Who would’ve thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin’ with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world’s most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly passionate about the late Lenny Bruce. And to prove it, his long-in-the-making documentary Looking For Lenny will hit the digital marketplace March

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    Watch Andy Kindler tell CNN about his hatred for Larry the Cable Guy

    Andy Kindler despises Larry the Cable Guy. But you know that. Andy despises just about everything. And he’ll tell you that. In fact, he does so in this newly-posted video for the folks at CNN, wherein he rants without being asked. It’s amazing CNN didn’t catch him railing against Dane Cook or Jay Leno, a pair of his other favorite targets. Maybe it was edited out. Anyway, check out what

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

    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. You can read our review of this year’s address, which went down July 29, by clicking here. More exciting, however, we have eight exclusive audio

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

    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 with comedians, industry and fans alike. We posted the full audio of Maron’s speech a few days ago. But really, nothing gets better

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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

    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 disgusting triteness, but certainly Kindler works a crowd in what might best be described as the most accurate definition of a COMEDIAN. He doesn’t just

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

    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 can’t laugh about, we cry over, and what we can’t cry over… well, we emit some sanity chuckles and then hope we’ll have the

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

    Janeane Garofalo is a light box!

    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 shows; these days you could probably also donate some money to their podcast/indie radio show or leave a supportive comment on their latest viral video attempt or maybe even shoot off

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