Day: July 29, 2013

“Loners In Unity,” Colin Quinn’s Keynote Address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2013

If you were expecting Colin Quinn to deliver a speech for his keynote address to Montreal’s Just For Laughs ComedyPro conference this year, then you needed to adjust your expectations. Quinn said Andy Kindler had approached him the day beforehand, advising him to memorize his speech. To which Quinn retorted: “Go fuck yourself, Andy!” Jokes! That Quinn’s speech even had a title — “Loners In Unity” — was something. Quinn said JFL asked him a few weeks ago for a title and a copy of the speech. “They wanted me to write out my speech and hand it to...

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Sign this petition to end the “check spot” or “check drop” at comedy clubs

The following is a petition founded by stand-up comedian Judah Friedlander, whom you have seen on TV (30 Rock), in movies, and live in a comedy club near you. Welcome to DontDropTheChecksDuringTheShow.org This is The World Champion Judah Friedlander. I’m a comedian. I love comedy clubs. But I hate “The Check Drop” also known as “dropping the checks” and “The Check Spot”. “The Check Drop” occurs when the comedian is performing on stage at a comedy club, and all of a sudden there is a big interruption of the show; because the waiters & waitresses have begun handing out...

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John Mulaney introduces Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry 2013

“I look forward to this speech every year. The State of the Industry — some of you have seen this, some of you are new — this is the best moment of the festival. This is where Andy Kindler goes through everything in comedy this year and tears it apart, and I love all of it. Unless he says anything about Saturday Night Live or any friends of mine, and then I go, ‘Oh, Andy, that’s too far.'” — John Mulaney, introducing Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry address at the 2013 Just For Laughs ComedyPro conference in Montreal....

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