Comedian Nick Vatterott wins Andy Kaufman Award

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | News | Tags: ,

While Will Ferrell recently earned one of comedy’s highest honors in the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, there’s another prestigious comedy award that isn’t as well known, but, arguably, just as intriguing. Every year, the Andy Kaufman Award is given to comedians that embody the boldness and originality in spirit of the comedy legend from which it carries its name. Past winners undoubtedly fit the bill as they include some of comedy’s most cutting edge names with Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, Brent Weinbach, and more.

This year, hilarious Nick Vatterott took home the Andy Kaufman Award after winning the final round at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York. His initial submission for the award featured him doing stand-up as a monster, which couldn’t be more fitting for the contest’s mission statement. Watch the clip below then watch Vatterott undoubtedly rise to the ranks of past winners.

About the Author

Jake Kroeger

Jake Kroeger has dedicated his life, for better or probably worse, to comedy. Starting and continually running the Comedy Bureau, a voice for LA comedy, by himself, he also writes and performs stand-up comedy in LA and watches more live comedy than is probably humanly tolerable. He's been a daily contributor to Punchline Magazine, now Laughspin.com because he loves and believes in comedy so much. Said of Kroeger, "...without his dangerously insane, unhealthy work ethic, certain comics would not have any press at all."

  • Andrew

    I was at the first show at Gotham with my wife, and the clip doesn’t do the bit justice, which is a typical hack set done by a monster.  It went on a lot longer and got a lot of laughs as he just hit all the beats of that type of set without using any identifiable words. He really was very good, and although I think one or two of the acts were a little funnier, he was probably the funniest who was closest to the spirit of the award. 

  • Andrew

    I was at the first show at Gotham with my wife, and the clip doesn’t do the bit justice, which is a typical hack set done by a monster.  It went on a lot longer and got a lot of laughs as he just hit all the beats of that type of set without using any identifiable words. He really was very good, and although I think one or two of the acts were a little funnier, he was probably the funniest who was closest to the spirit of the award. 

  • Cf

    sorry, i just usually like comedy with words and stuff.

  • Cf

    That clip ruined my day. What a talentless douche.

    • Talentfull

      If he’s a talentless douche, what do you call someone who leaves nothing but shitty, angry comments on a comedy blog?

      • Douchebuster

        A doucheless talent. Vatterott sucks, bit time.

© 2011-2013 Laughspin. Some rights reserved. Hosted by ServInt