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Comedy genius or deranged lunatic?
Have you seen the I'm From Hollywood documentary, all about his wrestling career?
I was just quoting REM: "Andy Kaufman in the wrestling ring, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah."
His best film was Heartbeeps.
Sounds interesting though, I may order it now.
Formulaic comedy bores me to tears. This is why I like Andy Kaufman and Neil Hamburger.
It's just quite obvious anti-comedy I think. Where as with Kaufman, even though you know you sometimes find yourself wondering if it's for real or not. The constant clearing of the throat gets on my nerves as well.
I just like the awkwardness of it. Kinda like Tony Clifton. With more throat clearing and fewer jokes.
Everyone was laughing more at the strategically placed throat clearing than the jokes!
ridiculously like Michael Vaughan
i didn't laugh once through that clip but i was still entertained by it.
he always saw himself as an entertainer/performer instead. Could be wrong - long time since I've read about the guy.
i made this 1 hour compilation of Kaufman clips from various sources (including I'm From Hollywood mentioned ^ but with lots of other stuff too, a fair amount of it not previously on streaming sites) if anyone's interested:
it was done for a screening night this wednesday past. my favourite bit is Old McDonald, which is around the 12 minute mark.