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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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12 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Several acts were edited out due to time constraints. They include: an overture - a medley of the songs in the show - performed by the orchestra; a second song performed by the Love family (during which they were actually booed off stage); more songs as Elvis; and the introduction of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Santa Claus. See more »


Edited into Biography: Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show (1999) See more »

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Some of the best stand up comedy and fun of the 70's is here
23 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this special, we get to see the virtuoso Andy Kaufman run rampid in Carnegie Hall where he applies much of his trademark stuff- wrestling random women (I think random women, maybe not), doing a Tony Clifton impression at the beginning, and doing a lot of other stuff he's famous for (playing the bongos for example). If you saw Man on the Moon (1999), you know plenty of what he does here, but here, we see the original special with an actual Bob Zmuda as referee, Andy's brother Michael as a doctor, and Andy's grandmother, who has a uncannily resemblance to Robin Williams (and is him). Any fan of Kaufman's work, or anyone looking for a laugh should pick this up and take a look at one of the master "song and dance" men. A

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