Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death? According to the legendary comedian's brother and a woman claiming to be his daughter, he did.
The Comic's Comic reports that Kaufman's brother Michael took the stage at the annual Andy Kaufman Awards at New York City's Gotham Comedy Club this week and told the crowd that his brother is still alive and has a 24-year-old daughter.
Zayra should be breathing a sigh of relief, because instead of sending her home, the guys from Supernova sent Phil Ritchie packing on last week's Rock Star. The 28-year-old frontman of Lennex tried to save himself with a rockin' rendition of a Failure song, "Smoking Umbrellas." But his attitude failed to impress Tommy and the boys — they questioned his commitment to the band. TVGuide.com caught up with Phil after his ouster to find out what was behind their decision.
TVGuide.com: I'm pretty surprised that you were the one to go home. How are you feeling about it?Phil Ritchie: I'm pretty calm.
TVGuide.com: You aren't angry? Phil: Nah, I'm not mad. Everything happens for a reason.
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Paul Provenza is a seasoned comedy veteran. From stand-up to acting in sitcoms and movies, he's no stranger to the funny bone. So it's not surprising that his directorial debut — a meditation on one unbelievably dirty joke — garnered some serious attention at last year's Sundance Film Festival. The Aristocrats, arriving in stores today on DVD, is a who's who of comedy's finest — from George Carlin to Robin Williams to Jon Stewart to Whoopi Goldberg, and the list goes on and on. Provenza spoke with TVGuide.com about the movie and about one particular telling of The Aristocrats that has gone down in Hollywood lore.
TVGuide.com: This project is the brainchild of you and Penn Jillette