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.

Mulaney spoke about, at 14, his first time seeing Kindler perform stand-up on TV, about asking Kindler to tell a favorite joke to a packed theater in Chicago, and more.

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