Tag Archives: Tony Clifton

Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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James Burrows on Andy Kaufman

It occurred to me tonight, as I was standing on the stage at the Dreamland Theater, rehearsing Friday’s show, that it had been a while since I’d posted anything on the site about Andy Kaufman. And, here, to remedy that, is a short interview with television director James Burrows, on that infamous day when Andy […]

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The last Glenn Beck post for a while

I’m tired of Glenn Beck. For a while, he kind of served a purpose for me – giving me somewhere to focus my anger – but I think it’s probably time to move on to more fertile ground. There’s only so much hate, after all, that I can spew. Plus, it looks like Beck is […]

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