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Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (1980)



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Credited cast:
Grant Bowman ...
Eleanor Cody Gould ...
Himself / Tony Clifton
Michael Kaufman ...
Himself / Tony Clifton
Greg Sutton ...
Orchestra Conductor
Jay S. York ...
Himself / Referee


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Grant Bowman was a genuine street person discovered by Andy Kaufman in Times Square singing his "Happy New Year" song. When he was approached to reprise his song for the special for which he would be paid one hundred dollars, Bowman refused to listen until he asked to be paid with an uncorked bottle of port.If you look closely,you can see the bottle protruding from his back pocket. See more »


Referenced in Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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Tony Clifton is dead!
20 April 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The idea of Andy Kaufman is more entertaining that Andy Kaufman. The same goes for the creation of the character: Tony Clifton. This cable / stage presentation was considered both Kaufman's final contribution to his work as well as the final nail in his coffin.A few good laughs doesn't make up for minutes and minutes of dead silence. Yes, Elvis is good, his foreign character is even better, but everything else is nothing more than leftovers. Bob Zmuda may be a brilliant comedian / producer, but he has marketed himself as Andy Kaufman's shadow. 25 years since Kaufman's death, Zmuda still is known for his friendship with Kaufman and nothing else. It was a nice surprise to see Robin Williams portray Kaufman's grandmother. This is one of very few 'great' moments in this show.

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