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Ten TV Comedy Myths Put to Rest (Hopefully)

Who doesn’t like to collect neat little bits of trivia about their favorite TV shows? People with more important things to do, probably, but this isn’t about them. Hell, if you’ve got the time, why not obsess over the stuff that interests you? [...]

By Tony Alpsen

Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’

Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage [...]

By Harry Waksberg

Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx Are Going on (Hologram) Tour

Get ready to be terrified by the future just in time for Halloween, because today The New York Times reports that legendary comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx are rising from the dead, in hologram form, to go on tour. A company called [...]

By Megh Wright

Andy Kaufman Is Not Alive, You Dummies

Michael Kaufman, brother of the late comedian Andy Kaufman, took the stage at the annual Andy Kaufman Awards Monday night and said that Andy sent him a letter in 1999 saying that he was living a quiet life with his wife and daughter. Then, a [...]

By Bradford Evans

Submissions for the 2013 Andy Kaufman Award Are Now Open

The Andy Kaufman Award, an annual prize given out to young comedians who perform in the spirit of the legendary late comedian, is taking submissions for the 2013 award now. Founded in 2004 by Kaufman's family, the Andy Kaufman Award has, in the [...]

By Bradford Evans

Andy Kaufman Is Releasing His First-Ever Comedy Album This Summer

Andy Kaufman is the second beloved dead comedian to have a new project announced this week. Following Tuesday's news of an animated film based on a rare Phil Hartman recording, record label Drag City announced yesterday that they'll be [...]

By Bradford Evans