The 8th Annual Andy Kaufman Award Show
Special appearance by Tony Danza!
Tonight, the remaining SIX Semi-Finalists do battle with each other to become the 2012, 8th Annual Andy Kaufman Award Winner. Tonight represents truly the best-of-the-best of Alternative Comedy in America. These SIX candidates have been through a grueling two month period of producing and performing a video tape showing off their talents, being approved by a top line panel of Media experts and friends and family of Andy Kaufman. Then they competed and won last night's marathon to become the final six contestants for tonight's Finals. You will witness some of the most creative and off-the-wall comedy you will ever see. A blue ribbon panel of judges from some of Americans largest and greatest Media companies have been recruited as judges. Tonight you will be witnessing Comedy History!!
The Andy Kaufman Award™ was created to preserve the legacy of one of America's most unique and influential performers in a dynamic way. The prestigious award honors Andy Kaufman's creative spirit while simultaneously shining a spotlight on promising performers with the potential to impact the evolving culture of comedy. The criteria for the Andy Kaufman Award includes the elements of originality, creativity, spirit and execution, as exemplified by Andy Kaufman. Past winners include Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and Nick Vatterott.
Andy Kaufman was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career. His act maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected among comedians for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character.
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TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE SEMI-FINALS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at http://gothamcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=196471&cart