After I published my interview this week with Tony Clifton, Andy Kaufman sent me a message asking me to share with you Jim Carrey's audition tape that he submitted to get the part of Kaufman in the 1999 film, Man on the Moon. OK, so it was Andy Kaufman's Twitter handle who reached out to me, which could mean just about anything or anyone was responsible. But the audition footage is unmistakably real, and fascinating to watch, even before Carrey's amazing onscreen performance, how badly he wanted to play this part. Roll the clip!
Related: Jim Carrey may be part of Tony Clifton's performance Sunday night at The Comedy Store to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Comic Relief, and Tony Clifton talked to me all about it.