The 9th Annual Andy Kaufman Award Show
You'll never know what to expect as you witness 12 Alternative Comedians compete for the right to become one of only Six Finalists. This is a once-a-year comedic marathon of the best of the best. Hundreds of video's have been submitted over the past few months, highlighting America's most interesting Alternative comics as they highlight their unique form of hilarity. A secret panel of Industry Professionals and friends and family of Andy Kaufman have been very busy narrowing down the list to the 12 semi-finalists you will see tonight This is anything but Stand-Up. These comics are borderline insane and will do most anything short of breaking the law to get you to laugh. The Andy Kaufman Award has become the most coveted Comedy Award in the World. Andy Kaufman was the first Alternative Comedian and he broke all the rules. Every comic wants to win this Award. While you're at it, don't forget to get tickets for the finals that will take place tomorrow night.
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.
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 FINALS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11th at www.gothamcomedyclub.com