Friday, May 21, 2010

review

-> Tony Clifton Show on May 16, 2010 @ The Comedy Story

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/last-night/tony-clifton-comedy-store/

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 16

It's now 26 years since Andy left the world. Too young, too soon...but still he's remembered by many people..his pranks and jokes are still living. Still some people think it is his another prank to fake his death... maybe he is hiding somewhere and planning his comeback.... nothing's impossible ;)







Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tony Clifton article again ;)

Check it out at LATimes.com

Tony Clifton returns, whether you like it or not

Article on http://punchlinemagazine.com

Of course it's about Tony Clifton but the interview mentions Andy...so wanted to shared it:

May 16th is an important date, is it not?
Well, you saw the movie Man on the Moon? That movie ends with my appearance at the Comedy Store on May 16th. And, that will be exactly 25 fucking years to the day. So, it’s kind of historic that I’m coming back on that date at the Comedy Store. I’m still around. See, Kaufman’s dead. I’m still kicking, aren’t I? He did everything that….listen, Rob. He never drank, he never smoked, vegetarian bullshit, yoga three hours a day. And, he died at 35. And, he is dead. I don’t believe any of that “faked his death” bullshit.

>> http://punchlinemagazine.com/site/tony-clifton-returns-whether-you-like-it-or-not/

Friday, May 14, 2010

found from mediapost.com

Is Mobile Like Andy Kaufman?
>> http://www.mediapost.com/blogs/raw/?p=2433
Introducing the second agency-focused panel of the day, moderator Alan Chappelle compared mobile to late, great comedian Andy Kaufman, “because everyone is doing everything, and everything is upside down and we’re not sure if folks are really serious about this,” he said. It’s wild, wacky and no one knows what’s going on. Does this mean REM will write a song about mobile too?

Is Mobile The Andy Kaufman Of Media?
>> http://www.mediapost.com/blogs/raw/?p=2434
How many of you remember the non sequitur comedian and performance artist Andy Kaufman? You know, the guy who played Latka on “Taxi?” That’s who OMMA Mobile moderator Alan Chapell likened mobile media to.
“You never really knew if Andy was joking or not,” Chapell said, adding, “The whole wrestling thing, I was never really sure if he was serious or not into his endeavors into the wrestling ranks.”
Well, I’d like to think I knew about Andy’s seriousness (if you ask me, it’s a bit like Sara Silveraman’s seriousness. They’re both serious about their comedy, and wrestling, or adopting terminally ill retarded children may be part of their serious lives, but it was all an end to a comedic means. If you know what I mean.)
Anyway, Chapell isn’t so sure. And he’s not so sure about the intentions of mobile marketers or mediums, er platforms.
“I’m going to go out and say mobile is like Andy Kaufman,” Chapell asserted, adding, “You’re not really sure. Traditional roles are so upside down, that you don’t know if some of these folks are serious about this.”

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Andy becomes Elvis (1977) re-post


Andy becomes Elvis at" The Andy Kaufman Special" (also known as "Andy's Funhouse"). it was shot in the Spring/Summer in 1977. (before Elvis died).



>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHKUcXNq_xk

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 10 Elvis Impersonators

 Top 10 Elvis Impersonators
>> http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1952461,00.html
>> http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1952461_1952460_1952450,00.html

"Stand-up comedian Andy Kaufman was legendary for his bizarre stage acts, not to mention Latka Gravas, the wide-eyed foreigner on the '80s television show Taxi. Kaufman sometimes combined the two, performing as Latka in his comedy acts. Latka, of course, was an amateur comedian who couldn't do any celebrity impersonations — except for Elvis. "
 

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Greatest TV & Movie Alter Ego #5

Complex.com listed top 10 the greatest TV and Movie Alter Egos.
#5 Andy Kaufman & Tony Clifton 

• The legendary comedian Andy Kaufman created Tony Clifton as his audience-bashing lounge singer alter ego, who was famously kicked off the set of the TV show Taxi (on which Kaufman starred) for showing up drunk to the set. Occasionally played by Kaufman’s brother as well as fellow comedian Bob Zmuda, Clifton was the obnoxious yin to Kaufman’s own awkward yang. 

>> http://www.complex.com/blogs/2010/01/07/double-trouble-the-10-greatest-tv-movie-alter-egos/