Tony Clifton in Los Angeles
Tony Clifton, alter ego of the comic genius, Andy Kaufman, will be returning to The Comedy Store for a monumental, special performance on Sunday, May 16th – 25 years to the day that Kaufman’s writer/producer, Bob Zmuda, united comedians for the first time to raise funds for charity. Since then, his Comic Relief organization, with the help of hosts Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robin Williams, has raised millions towards helping the homeless and people in need. They’ve also been very involved with disaster relief, including the 2006 HBO/TBS special for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Clifton, backed by the 12-piece Comic Relief-sponsored Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra, and burlesque troupe the Cliftonettes, will also be playing the following dates: Wednesday through Friday night – May 19th through 21st. It promises to be a kick-ass, not-to-be-missed show in the intimate nightclub setting of The Comedy Store. Seating is limited, and it will be an unforgettable experience for those present.
So where the hell has Clifton been? 2009 was a big year for the musical titan, traveling the country with his troupe, performing to sold out audiences and stellar reviews.