Open call in NYC for Andy Kaufman Award

The fine folks at the Andy Kaufman Award have alerted me that they'll be hosting an open call for all interested comedians and performance artists in New York City.

So if you're in NYC or will be on Sept. 23, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and think that your comedic talent is uniquely creative enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as "Andy Kaufman" and "award," then head on over to Carolines on Broadway. Performers will get three minutes to audition. If you're not available for the open call, you can also submit a DVD by Oct. 2 per the instructions here. Semifinalists will perform before a live audience and industry judges on Nov. 2, with "the six most promising contestants" moving on to the finals at Carolines on Nov. 3, as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

The winner receives an artistic memento, $2,500, industry exposure and more stage time at Carolines. Previous Andy Kaufman Award winners: Brent Weinbach, Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and Suzanne Whang.

Sean L. McCarthy

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