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Report: Andy Kaufman is dead

Report: Andy Kaufman is dead

By | November 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | No comments

Despite the best efforts of Michael Kaufman to convince the world otherwise, his brother, iconic comedian Andy Kaufman is dead. That's the report from The Smoking Gun, who just posted details responding to a new round of rumors that supported Kaufman didn't die of lung cancer on...

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Comedy album releases for July 16, 2013

Comedy album releases for July 16, 2013

By | July 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm | No comments

Editor's note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. These new comedy albums will be released like so many kraken on Tuesday, July 16. That’s tomorrow! Celebrate the 78th anniversary of the world’s first parking meter by financially...

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The first ever Andy Kaufman album will be released on July 16, Bill Hader featured as narrator

The first ever Andy Kaufman album will be released on July 16, Bill Hader featured as narrator

By | May 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm | 4 comments

Although Andy Kaufman accomplished a lot in the 35 years he spent on this planet -- including now iconic roles on Taxi and Saturday Night Live -- the one thing he didn't leave behind was a proper comedy album. But that will change on July 16, when Chicago indie music label Drag...

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Inside the Andy Kaufman Awards with Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and more

Inside the Andy Kaufman Awards with Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and more

By | November 11, 2011 at 11:23 am | One comment

Andy Kaufman was one of the most unusual, most talented, and most creative comics ever to hit the stage. He left us too young, but his memory certainly lives on. Manager/producer Wayne Rada, (who also books CB’s Comedy Club), produced the 7th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at...

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Comedian Nick Vatterott wins Andy Kaufman Award

Comedian Nick Vatterott wins Andy Kaufman Award

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

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...

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Tony Clifton’s ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’: Punchline Magazine reviews the rough cut

By | April 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments

Fans and co-conspirators alike crammed into the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles last week for a sneak preview of an early cut of Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip. The documentary captures the highs, lows, and on-stage vagina shavings of Tony Clifton’s four-night...

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Andy Kaufman’s alter ego Tony Clifton releases concert film; watch the trailer

By | April 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman's hilarious, but notorious alter-ego, sleazy lounge singer opener Tony Clifton is back with his very own concert film. Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip filmed last May at the world famous Comedy Store that was both shocked and amazed as audiences first were...

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Tony Clifton returns, whether you like it or not

By | May 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | No comments

My previous run-ins with Tony Clifton have been well documented, but I can’t help but be excited by the news that the venerable lounge lizard has once again emerged from (what I assume is) a haze of hookers and booze for a four-night stand at the famous Comedy Store in...

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Tony Clifton: Andy Kaufman’s spirit carries on

By | December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am | One comment

In the late 1970s, the late legendary comedian Andy Kaufman met and befriended Las Vegas lounge act Tony Clifton-- or so the story goes. Shortly after that, however, we all learned that Andy was Tony... maybe. Either way, Tony's back in the spotlight just in time for the...

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