Day: May 9, 2013

New posthumous Andy Kaufman CD in the works: “Andy and His Grandmother”

Andy Kaufman lives! Long live Andy Kaufman! At least on a new CD, or what the grown-ups call music and recorded listening sounds these days, anyhow — which is something Kaufman never experienced in his lifetime. Andy and His Grandmother is a posthumous offering from Drag City Records, featuring material culled from 82 hours of often-improvised and previously unreleased recordings Kaufman had made on his micro-cassette tapes from 1977-1979. Kaufman died in 1984 at the age of 35. The recordings are said to exemplify the innovative and boundary-pushing performance art of Kaufman’s comedy, as he kept his micro-cassette recorder on him...

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It’d be nicer if you’d join in: Erin Judge on women making art vs. women critiquing it

Erin Judge is a stand-up comedian who appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Judge tours everywhere with her Pink Collar Comedy Tour and also co-produces The Afterlife, a monthly comedy showcase in New York City. This is republished from her blog, So Make It Up, with the author’s permission. it’d be nicer if you joined in Some chick says, “Thank you for saying all the things I never do.” I say, you know, the thanks I get is to take all the shit for you. It’s nice that you listen. It’d be nicer if you joined in. As long as you play...

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Stephen Colbert processes his sister’s Congressional campaign loss

Stephen Colbert started his Wednesday night episode of The Colbert Report with news about his sister. He had to. “Tonight, I am angry,” Colbert said. “And for once, that doesn’t make me happy.” Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who resigned following revelations he had skipped office and skipped out on his wife for an adulterous affair, won a special Congressional election wherein his Democratic challenger was Elizabeth Colbert Busch. If there are five stages of grief, Colbert chose to go through them by first abdicating South Carolina to declare himself a North Carolina native, then wondered what went...

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