Probably the most famous alter ego that ever made it on to the stage, Tony Clifton or Andy Kaufman or however you want to remember it, will be preforming live at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood this Thursday and Friday. The Tony Batman’s A Entertainment News was just talking about Tony Clifton a couple days ago. The Clifton-Kaufamn subject came up when some one called Tony Batman an asshole and, well maybe on stage but in real life?… You have to go see this show if you are in the Los Angeles area…….
(West Hollywood, CA) –Tony Clifton, alter ego of comic genius, Andy Kaufman, has been taking up residence at the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with evenings of music, mayhem and sexual anarchy, and did we say more mayhem? The engagement is set for a limited run, with a show this Thursday, June 28th, and Friday, June 29th, as well as every Friday night in July, only.
Clifton will be backed by a 14-member cast featuring his kick-ass band, The Cliftones; and his young, tantalizing burlesque dancers, the Cliftonettes -all joining in to celebrate a milestone event: the 28th anniversary of Andy Kaufman’s mysterious disappearance.
Clifton was discovered by Andy Kaufman in 1969, while performing in a seedy lounge in Las Vegas. Captivated, Kaufman engaged Tony to open for him on several occasions, most notably his historic “Carnegie Hall Concert.”
Clifton’s most controversial appearance was witnessed by the cast of the hit ABC-TV show Taxi. Tony showed up to rehearsal drunk and with two hookers in tow, and was promptly escorted off the Paramount lot by armed security.
Clifton has appeared on such shows as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live and was Miss Piggy’s love interest on her television special. Clifton starred opposite Jim Carrey in the Milos Forman film “Man on the Moon.”
In May 2010, Tony gave a preview of these upcoming shows at the Comedy Store to four sold out nights and standing ovations. The popular demand for more Tony was born here.
Check out Tony Clifton’s digital properties, along with two recent podcasts and an exclusive piece of content created from The Hangout Music Festival, where Clifton introduced The Flaming Lips on stage!
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