Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address, 2012

Anyone who thought that Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry speech at Montreal’s Just For Laughs had become predictable or stale over the past two decades obviously didn’t see and hear Kindler on Friday afternoon. A resurgent Kindler — buoyed by a pitch-perfect impersonation of him by James Adomian which served as his introduction — kept it shorter this year, but also more pointed. Despite having multiple pages of additional jokes on hand, Kindler wisely ended his 2012 address after a stirring three-minute robotic rant that called out Louis CK as well as the media and comedy fans...

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