Andy Kindler Thinks Ricky Gervais is a Jerk


is already gearing up for 20th annual infamous Sate of the Industry address at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.  On a recent episode of popular podcast  “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend”, Kindler previewed his remarks for this year, taking big issue with the current state of comedian, producer, actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter .

Kindler is somewhat infamous for addressing what’s wrong with comedy in his act and his yearly Just For Laughs address. Last year for example he drew a lot of heat targeting radio host Anthony Cumia.  This year, Ricky Gervais is in his crosshairs.   He’s particularly upset with Gervais because, he says, he used to be a fan. Kindler explained to Alison Rosen,

“The things that get me the most upset are things that I actually liked at one time, like Ricky Gervais. I used to love the original ‘Office’, but then he became such a jerk that you can’t stop thinking about him as a jerk. He’s always bragging about how many mansions he has. He advocates for animals, which is cool, but [he posted online] ‘This is the only kind of trophy hunting that I believe in.’ and it’s a picture of him in front of his awards. And he loves these awards. If you’re a comedian, you’d better pretend you don’t love them that much. But he’s like all about…he’s about superficial outside in things. And he’s mean about people’s weight. I can’t stand any of that kind of thing.”

Kindler also thinks Gervais is dishonest.  “He says ‘I don’t care what people think’. Yeah, half of his tweets are ‘I don’t care what you think. What do I care what you think?’ But he obviously does care. Be honest about it.”

Kindler thinks he knows why Gervais has changed.  “It’s so obvious. You hate yourself and now you want to hate others.”

Go to the 1:16:00 mark to hear Andy Kindler’s opinion of Ricky Gervais. “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” is available on iTunes and at  Listen to the entire podcast to hear Kindler vent about his problems with , , and .

Follow Andy Kindler on Twitter @AndyKindler and you can follow Alison Rosen @AlisonRosen. Follow Ricky Gervais on Twitter @RickyGervais.



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  1. dpiller21

    March 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Andy Kindler is to comedy what the Holocaust is to humanity

  2. Captain Geech

    March 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    How dare Ricky not fall into the mold that has brought Andy such World Wide acclaim. 

    Fuckin shitty comedians are like new non-smokers. They know it all while practicing none of it.

  3. Rerand

    March 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    It’s a bad sign when reciting Gervais’ lines gets bigger laughs than your own, Andy.

  4. FreddytheGreek

    March 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Say whatever you want, Kindler is funny.

  5. Silverfeesh

    March 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    kindler what fucking cunt him and joe derosa can take turns mouth fucking each other.christ almighty even vos is funnier.

  6. Plastic Thoughts

    March 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Say what you want Andy, but at the end of the day your fame is solely predicated on your attempts to pander to a set audience who like you have to try and empower themselves through the collective. And also at the end of the day, regardless of how many times you fuck your wife Susan, she’s never actually fucking you.

  7. Burt R

    March 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Kindler has reached the peak of mediocrity and therefore apparently feels entitled to try and tear down people who have experienced real success.

  8. RobC423

    March 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    He has to be saying this shit just to get the attention. Hes not funny… Not even slightly. He hangs out with Joe Derosa for fuck sakes.

  9. LizSetsFire

    March 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm


  10. FreddytheGreek

    March 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Does everyone really hate Kindler’s comedy for what it is?  Would you hate him if he hadn’t pissed off Anthony?

  11. AndyInCleveland

    March 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I find zero value in Andy Kindler.

  12. Hockeyflow33

    March 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Am I the only one who finds it odd that a person who tells jokes for a living doesn’t understand them?

  13. Amsterclam

    March 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Plastic Thoughts  If there’s anything I hate it’s a comedy audience that needs to empower themselves through the collective. Fuckin’ lame-asses.

  14. yourmomstaint

    March 2, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    The Holocaust was funnier.

  15. FLpro

    March 2, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, this guy needs his ass kicked!…begging for it

  16. Plastic Thoughts

    March 3, 2015 at 12:34 am

    He’s a social parasite who would never go it alone. He’s leading his own little witch hunt as a social tool masquerading as a crusade of ideology. He, like yourself is a self serving cunt in the purest since of the word.

  17. RichKoski

    March 3, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Ricky Gervaise thinks things like awards are funny. I guess when you have no awards it’s harder to get the joke.

  18. tripleogtim

    March 3, 2015 at 9:53 am

    @FreddytheGreek I watched it after the whole thing happened with an open mind and I didn’t think it was funny. I still think Joe Derosa’s stand up is funny regardless of what my black friends think

  19. FreddytheGreek

    March 3, 2015 at 10:35 am

    tripleogtim Yeah but have you watched any of his other stuff?

  20. tfor3

    March 3, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Andy kindler is a smarmy asshole who’s relevance is based on firing a pee shooter at pillars

  21. Amsterclam

    March 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Plastic Thoughts  Apparently I hurt your feelings.  I apologize for goofing on your comment.  #standwithanthony

  22. WaxMulatter

    March 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Where is Pepper Hicks?

  23. tost

    March 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Doesn’t Andy Kindler address what’s wrong in comedy every time he does his act?
    He has to be the most unfunny “comic” ever.

  24. Plastic Thoughts

    March 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    No worries Amsterclam, my feelings are intact. I’m just disappointed in your rather formulaic mindset. I just want you and Mr. Kindler to be able to achieve thought without having to hold someone else’s hand for a change. Complete analysis as opposed to reactionary analysis.

  25. Tossy the Salad

    March 3, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    @FreddytheGreek Say whatever you want, It’ll be funnier than Kindler.

  26. Cumia Show

    March 3, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    The only comic that likes Kindler is Joe Dirosa, and that because he lets him suck his cock daily. Fuck him and Dirosa. Enjoy your circle jerk with Bill Burr guys.

  27. DonnieIris

    March 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I have no idea what he said about Anthony, or what connection to Joe Derosa he has that everyone keeps mentioning, so maybe I missed something entirely.  That said, I’ve always found Kindler to be pretty goddamn hysterical and never knew he was so disliked.

  28. DudeLebowski

    March 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Getting really sick of preening, holier-than-thou, ass-licking anti-racists.

  29. HankQuncy

    March 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I am so glad I have never before heard of that smug looking fuck and his cunty looking sidekick.

  30. ecupirate

    March 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I hate this fuck and I hate shelby even more for liking him

  31. JackieFreitasMusselman

    March 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Kindler is a talentless, embarrassing hack that is seething with jealousy. Alison Rosen is a self absorbed bi*ch. F*ck both of them

  32. JackieFreitasMusselman

    March 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    @FreddytheGreek He is not funny, in any way, whatsoever. He’s a jealous hack that hates himself. He should follow in Robin Williams footsteps

  33. Amsterclam

    March 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Plastic Thoughts  I’m going to work on that. First I’ll read some Ayn Rand, then maybe some Nietzsche. That should free from The Collective so I can finally think for myself. #standwithanthony

  34. yourmomstaint

    March 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Well, if he were licking your ass, it might feel kinda nice.

  35. yourmomstaint

    March 3, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Could be worse. He could have called him the jerk of all jerks.

  36. Beer

    March 4, 2015 at 7:07 am

    You guys are terrible, Anne frankly I don’t like it

  37. MattJakubowski

    November 19, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Silverfeesh I am sad to say you qualified that correctly.  Vos is funnier and that is saying almost nothing. If I had to choose between eating a pile of shit or listening to a terrible comedian for an hour I would do the latter because I could get that bad taste out of my mouth faster.  

    I do not recall any Andy Kindler bit.  I know I’ve seen him on things but  nothing he has done stands out as being great.  Pissing and moaning about people with great careers who put in the work just comes off wrong.