Andy Kindler on hack comics, his new CD and criticizing comedy from within

Andy Kindler is widely known for his recurring roles on Bob's Burgers and Everybody Loves Raymond, but he's revered among comedy nerds for his scathing State of the Industry addresses at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, which in the past has included gems such as "Adam Carolla is like Hitler if Hitler weren't funny." He's appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman close to forty times and has a prominent role on season two of IFC's Maron. Kindler is in town this week to headline Sex Pot comedy's six-month anniversary showcase at the Oriental Theater; the aptly titled Sex Pot American Summer also features Chuck Roy, Mara Wiles, Christie Buchele, Bobby Crane and host Jordan Doll. In advance of the Friday night show, Westword recently spoke with Kindler about how hackery has changed, his upcoming album release and criticizing comedy from within.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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