Andy Kindler is an American stand-up comedian from New York City who now resides in Los Angeles. His material often covers the comedy industry itself, criticizing other comedians for being too predictable. One of his more notable criticisms was that of Dane Cook where he compared the comedian's rise to that of Adolf Hitler's. He then went on to say that Cook was worse than Hitler, because at least Hitler had a point of view. He played the character "Andy" a fellow sportswriter and friend of Raymond on the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond", is a regular guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, contributor to The Daily Show, has performed on HBO and made numerous appearances on Dr. Katz and Home Movies. He is also known for his annual "State of the Industry" address at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. In May 2008, he toured with Marc Maron and Eugene Mirman in Stand Uppity: "Comedy That Makes You Feel Better About Yourself and Superior to Others." He can also be seen periodically on the Comedy Central show Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.