THIS IS INSANE. I am a huge Andy Kaufman nerd and this show will have tons of clips and guests from his life. Plus, my favorite comedians are on the show: Chris Gethard, Jo Firestone and more. I talk about these people all the time, often unprompted, sometimes interrupting you. Also, the show will have jugglers, performance artists, Andy Kaufman’s brother and sister, some of his old props and clothes, and maybe even a depressed adjunct poetry professor reading a few of his pieces. This is the coolest thing ever and I am trilled to be a part of it–I mean my professor is. And then I wink.
Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, Comedy Central Half Hour) has always pointed to Andy Kaufman as the biggest inspiration for his work. He is honored to host this afternoon of comedy,games, rare clips of Andy’s work, and remembrances and revelations about Andy Kaufman. He’s specifically invited some performers from around New York City that he sees as carrying in some small way the huge torch that Andy Kaufman lit many moons ago. Andy Kaufman was known to many as “Uncle Andy”, and the people you’ll see perform are in a certain sense some of the nieces and nephews carrying on his traditions.
Free Uncle Andy’s Funhouse T-shirt for all audience members. You must be present to get your shirt. Size request not guaranteed.
The UCBT East will be open at 3:30 so that you can see some authentic Andy Kaufman costumes and props including:
Pink Foreign Man Jacket
White Elvis Jacket
Conga Drum and Guitar
Organ with owner’s manual and Andy’s notes