Required Online Comedy Reading List 8/12

It’s been a while since we’ve rounded up a worthy set of articles, interviews, posts, etc. by and of funny people, so, as a result, we’ve got quite a few for you to read while coming off the final day of the Olympics. Everything from important JFL Montreal speeches to Chris Gethard laying out what it takes to do comedy to a purposefully misunderstood job listing by Asterios Kokkinos and anything in between is here.

Tracing the Birth of the Comedy Podcast Boom by Joey Grihalva for Splitsider
Black Dynamite Finds Hisself (interview) by Eli Kooris for Black Book 
Back End Web Programmer Familiar with Magneto by Asterios Kokkinos for Whim Quarterly 
Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address 2012 at JFL Montreal 
Patton Oswalt’s Keynote Speech at JFL Montreal 
Remembering David Rakoff (collection of short stories) at Byliner 
The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen in Real Life by Andy Sanford for Dangatorium 
‘The Eric Andre Show’: How an Unemployed Stand-Up Made the Weirdest Show on TV (interview) by Christopher R. Weingarten for Spin
The Chase is the Thing and the Thing is the Chase by Chris Gethard in response to a online submitted question 
What This Picture of Louis CK Shooting with a 16mm Camera Means to Me by Jake Kroeger for The Nerdist