It’s a secretly serious book predicated on an outrageous lie Barris was unusually dedicated to propagating.
It’s intensely scatological in a Bukowski/Henry Miller sort of way, a faux-autobiography of Barris’ dick and its surprising and plentiful misadventures.
is the work of a man who, despite his lazily cultivated persona as an amiable goofball meandering his way through a stoned, charmed life, read a lot of books and in a different lifetime might have written a bunch of books as well.
For instance, even after establishing himself as a performer and entertainer, Kaufman once appeared on Andy Kaufman's penchant for unexplained and unorthodox comedy began early.
And without Lange’s charm, his voice, and his grin (oh, his grin!
While he began his career on the radio — his true love till the end, his wife tells the AP — it was reality dating that skyrocketed him to fame.
Good documentary highlighting the career of Andy Kaufman.
planted the seeds of what would become the modern reality dating show — there was the sassy bachelorette, the suitors vying for her attention, the winking double entendres, and, of course, the celebrity guest appearance.
From a pre-fame Steve Martin to young Michael Jackson, a host of celebrity guests stopped by during its heyday.
In fact, there is probably an older group of people in the world who still don’t understand that the joke was on them. That’s the brilliance of Kaufman – one never knew if his jokes were planned, improvised or Kaufman being Kaufman.
Regardless, the comedic timing of Kaufman was crafted over many years, and his wide variety of talents made him the ultimate entertainer.
There aren’t a lot of memoirs by important television producers that mostly involve fictional anecdotes involving murdering Communists at the behest of the CIA, bar-fighting and having bad, dispiriting sex with beautiful women.