Heck yeah Andy Kaufman

mattspit:

Poster design I made featuring one of my biggest influences: Andy Kaufman.

Awesome!

mattspit:

Poster design I made featuring one of my biggest influences: Andy Kaufman.

Awesome!

(Source: mathuinmke, via justletyourmindgo)

rollingstone:

Could Andy Kaufman be pulling off the biggest prank of his exceptionally strange life in comedy, almost 30 years after his death?
Vernon Chatman, a comedian perhaps best known for co-creating the cult sketch show Wonder Showzen, compiled the brand-new comedy album Andy and His Grandmother. Full of eccentric real-life moments, with the late comedian toying with the minds of his girlfriends, talking to cops and hookers in assumed voices and, yes, chatting with his grandmother, the album was culled from 82 hours of tapes Kaufman recorded for his planned debut album, which never came to pass after his death. Read our interview with Chatman where he talks about the project and how he tried to build the album Andy wanted to make.

rollingstone:

Could Andy Kaufman be pulling off the biggest prank of his exceptionally strange life in comedy, almost 30 years after his death?

Vernon Chatman, a comedian perhaps best known for co-creating the cult sketch show Wonder Showzen, compiled the brand-new comedy album Andy and His Grandmother. Full of eccentric real-life moments, with the late comedian toying with the minds of his girlfriends, talking to cops and hookers in assumed voices and, yes, chatting with his grandmother, the album was culled from 82 hours of tapes Kaufman recorded for his planned debut album, which never came to pass after his death. Read our interview with Chatman where he talks about the project and how he tried to build the album Andy wanted to make.

oldloves:

Andy Kaufman & then girlfriend Elayne Boosler in a Coney Island photo booth, 1974.

oldloves:

Andy Kaufman & then girlfriend Elayne Boosler in a Coney Island photo booth, 1974.

lazyrpeople2:

The Andy Kaufman Show

Andy Kaufman’s 1983 PBS special is transcendently influential. Popular comedy has only recently caught up to the metacontextual awareness of Andy’s ephemeral genius.

lapitiedangereuse:

Andy Warhol, with Caitlin Clarke, Debbie Harry and Andy Kaufman who appeared together in the Broadway show ‘Teaneck Tansi: The Venus Flytrap’ at the Nederlander Theatre, New York, 1983. The show ran for only one night, April 20, 1983.

lapitiedangereuse:

Andy Warhol, with Caitlin Clarke, Debbie Harry and Andy Kaufman who appeared together in the Broadway show ‘Teaneck Tansi: The Venus Flytrap’ at the Nederlander Theatre, New York, 1983. The show ran for only one night, April 20, 1983.

John Denver, left, Kaufman as “Foreign Man,” and Dick Van Dyke during one of Kaufman’s many “unscheduled” appearance on Van Dyke and Company in 1976

John Denver, left, Kaufman as “Foreign Man,” and Dick Van Dyke during one of Kaufman’s many “unscheduled” appearance on Van Dyke and Company in 1976

dangertape:

apparently Bob Zmuda wrote another book about Andy Kaufman but in partnership with Lynne and I’m actually kind of excited about it it’s coming out in October 

(Source: fullytiltedboogie)

berezina:

Interview with Elayne Boosler (1983) (Andy Kaufman)

thing-of-the-past:

Andy Kaufman being heckled by Bob Zmuda August 17, 1982

thing-of-the-past:

Andy Kaufman being heckled by Bob Zmuda August 17, 1982

(via fullytiltedboogie)

“I think Andy Kaufman was his happiest when he was wrestling and there were 10,000 wrestling fans screaming and yelling for his head.”
— Bob Zmuda (via kaufwoman)

nancykells:

Andy Kaufman on the Johnny Cash Show, 1979

one of his best as Elvis