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Moontower Comedy Fest: Andy Kindler

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Andy Kindler is a giant among comedians. It’s a shame more of you non-comedian types don’t know that fact. Beau got a chance to sit down with this walking encyclopedia of the current state of comedy (Andy gives the state of the industry speech every year at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival) to talk about the scene from the 80s boom to the 90s bust and the current comedy renaissance. Have a listen! And be sure to check out Andy’s seminal National Lampoon article The Hacks Handbook here.

. It’s your go-to guide to becoming a hack! (and exactly what you should avoid in order to not become one)

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.