Andy Kindler

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Andy Kindler
Born (1956-10-16) October 16, 1956 (age 61)
Queens, New York, U.S.[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Comedian.
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Susan Maljan (m. 2003)

Andy Kindler (born October 16, 1956) is an American comedian from Queens, New York.[2]

Stand up[edit]

His material often covers the comedy industry itself, criticizing other comedians for being too predictable. At his annual state of the industry address at Montreal's "Just For Laughs" festival, he criticized Dane Cook, Louis CK, Chelsea Handler and Jay Leno.[3]


He played the character "Andy", a fellow sportswriter and friend of sportswriter "Ray Barone" (Ray Romano) on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond, was a regular guest on Late Show with David Letterman, contributor to The Daily Show and has performed on HBO. He is also known for his annual "State of the Industry" address at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. In 2010, Kindler was a judge on the stand-up reality show Last Comic Standing. In 2010 he appeared on several episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place as Chancellor Tootietootie.

As a voice actor, Kindler has made numerous appearances on Dr. Katz and Home Movies from producer Loren Bouchard. He regularly voices the character of Mort, a mortician and the Belchers' neighbor, on Bouchard's show Bob's Burgers.

Kindler is often thought to have portrayed the character of "Jamison" in the World Wrestling Federation, but the character was portrayed by a different actor by the name of John DiGiacomo.[4][5]

He plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC series Maron.[6]

Andy will star as Barry Bitterman in the dark comedy feature film The Fiddling Horse from director CJ Wallis [7]


In 1996, he offered $1 million to anyone who could produce a video showing where Whoopi Goldberg was funny.[8]

Kindler currently cohosts the weekly podcast Thought Spiral with friend and fellow comedian J. Elvis Weinstein.

Kindler is Jewish.[9]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Comedy-Contact Biography Page". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Audio interview: Andy Kindler goes after Louis C.K., state of comedy and more (Exclusive)". Laughspin. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kindler Talks About "Jamison"". 
  5. ^ "Real Jameson Actor Revealed". 
  6. ^ "Maron". IFC. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Andy Kindler to Star in Fiddling Horse". 
  8. ^ Getlen, Larry. The Comic Who Calls Louis C.K. 'Pretentious' and Jimmy Fallon a 'Phony'. New York Post, May 15, 2015 Accessed May 16, 2015
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