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Andy Kaufman

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...

Andy Kaufman, Summer Camp and Rock & Roll

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The 30th anniversary of performance artist Andy Kaufman's premature death has inspired moving reminiscences from friends and admirers. I didn't know A...

Remembering Andy Kaufman 30 Years on

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Philip Goldberg

People gawked at him, pointed at him, called his name and shook his hand. One sang out the Mighty Mouse tag line: "Here I come to save the day!" Andy took it in graciously, but he clearly would rather have been unrecognizable.

How David Brenner Helped Launch the Success of the Legendary Club Catch a Rising Star

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

The moment that David Brenner went on stage, the audience went nuts. As the comedians would say, he killed. His act was flawless, and Brenner soon became a regular performer at the club.

11 Times The Internet Totally Fooled Us This Year

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

There's no question that 2013 was the year of the Internet hoax. Let's take a look back at why we won't believe anything we read ever again. ...

Andy Kaufman's Brother Claims He's Still Alive

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Andy Kaufman faked his death, says the legendary comic's brother. According to reports, Kaufman's brother, Michael Kaufman, brought down the house ...

Fan Richard Foos Finally Frees Fridays' DVD's

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Melanie Chartoff

Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.

The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 4: Andy Kaufman and the Birth of Rhino Home Video

Harold Bronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Harold Bronson

Some record companies had Christmas parties. Having survived four years as a label, we decided to celebrate by throwing a Hanukkah party, on Monday, December 14, 1981, at At My Place in Santa Monica.

Huffington This Week: Second Life

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

As he rides through his 1,500-acre ranch, with some of the men he ordered into combat, does he feel responsible for their injuries? Does he second-guess the decisions that led to the war in Iraq?

Huffington Issue 53

Posted 06.10.2013 | Huffington

In this week’s issue of Huffington, we spend three days with George W. Bush, who reflects on fame, obscurity and whether he feels any responsibility...

Pal Mel

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Mel Sherer and Andy Kaufman were writing partners for a very long time. Not Kaufman's only partner, but significant, and integral to his career

Mallika Rao

The Afterlife Of Andy Kaufman

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment

Depending on whom you ask, Andy Kaufman either died on this day 29 years ago, or he sure fooled us. As evidence for the latter, they'll point to his c...

Some More Books: Part 4

James Franco | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

In Concrete Comedy, David Robbins is interested in comedy that engages with the real world. One of his main examples of such an approach is Andy Kaufman. In effect, Robbins is our ambassador in the world of Andy; he allows us to see the artist behind the performance.

How Not to Eat Spaghetti With a Celebrity

John DeBellis | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Late one weeknight, after I had finished my set, I collected my cab fare at Catch A Rising Star, and hung out looking for a comic to share a ride to the Improvisation. I joined Bobby Kelton and Andy Kaufman (two fellow comics) at a table in the back of the showroom.

Standup Guys: The Book!

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

"There probably was no one more combative than Larry David, nor courageous. He bombed more than anyone, because of the nature of his material, which was way offbeat, borderline insane."

Romney Supporter and YouTube Sensation Trisha Paytas Elaborates on Her Political Beliefs in Exclusive Interview

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LA YouTuber Trisha Paytas has become something of an Internet sensation after she gave her official endorsement to presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video this past week.

Mitt Romney: Post-Modern Stand-up Comic

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Differentiating Mitt Romney's intended jokes from his sincere utterings can also be viewed through the lens of post-modern comedy. Can you tell which are which among the following Top 40?

Alan Spencer's Bullet In The Face on IFC Is TV at Its Most Inventive

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Bullet In The Face stars Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts as two hilariously vicious rival business owners/crime lords happy to annihilate anyone in their way. And who stands in their way? Everyone.

10 Alter-Egos Of Famous Artists

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts

Attention and behold: Marcel Duchamp... as a lady! Or, not exactly. This is more than just a giddy Surrealist in a pretty hat and a little rouge. This...

Moogy Klingman Passes

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Mark "Moogy" Klingman passed away last night after a long, brave bout with cancer. You may not have heard his name, but you have heard, and enjoyed, his music.

Moogy's Gotta Have Friends

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You got to have friends/To make that day last long Mark Klingman isn't a household name. But the terrific singer/songwriter/keyboardist/producer know...

The Full Gingrich

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Newt Gingrich's schtick is Scorched Earth meets Straw Man. He not only incinerates the hypothetical Straw Man -- he also verbally salts the soil where the Straw Man's make-believe family lives after razing their made-up home.

A Green Room Memory of George Carlin

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

Like some of the other original comics who died too soon -- Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman-- George Carlin changed comedy, nudging and sometimes pushing it along.