Harrison Greenbaum wins 2010 Andy Kaufman Award

Harrison Greenbaum won the 2010 Andy Kaufman Award after a live competition last night at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

The award, created by the father of the late Andy Kaufman, "honors Andy Kaufman's creative spirit while simultaneously shining a spotlight on promising performers with the potential to impact the evolving culture of comedy." Past winners are Suzanne Whang, Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, Brent Weinbach and Blaine Kneece.

I profiled Harrison Greenbaum earlier this year. Last night, after winning, Greenbaum told me:

"I'm still in shock.  Andy was (and continues to be) such a huge influence on me that to be recognized by his family and friends, as well as industry professionals, as embodying Andy's spirit is just mind-boggling.  I just feel so ecstatic and honored right now."

This was his submission video, which also represented the set he performed in the competition:



Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →

3 thoughts on “Harrison Greenbaum wins 2010 Andy Kaufman Award

  1. It was a funny set, but I’m probably almost as shocked and mind-boggled as he is. I guess I’d need to see all the other participants and read the rules of the contest to have an informed opinion, so take it for what it’s worth, but I kind of pictured something different. Anyway, as Abbi said, congrats Harrison.

Comments are closed.