Scared Straight: New Comedians Edition

Who’s ready for Montreal Just For Laughs?

Are you ready?

Before we hear what Andy Kindler has to say about the State of the Industry this year, here’s a peek at the latest video from stand-up comedian J-L Cauvin, who’s making his mark via YouTube videos this year with his own spoofs on the comedy business. You may recall Cauvin’s fake infomercial this spring for a Louis C.K. classic joke special.

Now take a look at how Cauvin presents a version of “Scared Straight” to a group of new would-be comedians. Filmed at The Stand in NYC. Do they have what it takes to make it in the business? Does he? What does it take to make it in 2013, anyhow?

Roll the clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

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