Day: August 10, 2015

Bill Burr at MSG; Kathy Griffin, Judd Apatow at Carnegie Hall; Trevor Noah topline 2015 New York Comedy Festival

Bill Burr will hit the big-time of Madison Square Garden, while Kathy Griffin, Judd Apatow and friends will play Carnegie Hall this November as headliners for the 2015 New York Comedy Festival, announced late today. The festival site will relaunch on Tuesday with the updated slate for 2015, which will take place in multiple venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens from Nov. 10-15, 2015, presented by Carolines on Broadway and Comedy Central. Other headliners hitting the Big Apple this November will include Trevor Noah, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Kumail Nanjiani, and Iliza Shlesinger. Conversations will be...

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Episode #11: Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler becomes the ultimate “comic’s comic” each July when he delivers the annual State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Essentially, it’s Kindler reminding the comedy industry what comedy is all about. It’s a must-see event each summer. And it all grew out of an article Kindler wrote for National Lampoon magazine in the early 1990s called “The Hack’s Handbook,” which highlighted all of the lazy ways people tried to be comedians at the tail end of the 1980s comedy boom. Around that same time, Kindler enjoyed his first big break...

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