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The Comedy Store
8433 West Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-650-6268
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Tony Clifton and The Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra
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3 reviews
8 stars
attended May 19 2010

This was a great night of classic low brow humor. It is refreshing to be taken back to the old days of the lounge act. This is for a very non-uptight adult crowd. "Tony Clifton" is joined on stage by several lovely ladies. He has fun with the...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 20 2010

Sooooooo much fun! A little shocking at times but then again it was totally in character for "Tony Clifton"! Very Entertaining, a true throwback to the 70's lounge scene.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 21 2010

Tony has only gotten bitter and bitter as the years have gone by....a truly one of a kind genius!

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Tony Clifton Returns In Time For 25th Anniversary

Tony Clifton, alter ego of comic genius, Andy Kaufman, will be returning to The Comedy Store for monumental, special performances. Clifton is backed by the 12-piece Comic Relief-sponsored Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra, and burlesque troupe, The Cliftonettes. 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.

It’s 25 years since 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.

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.

Also, “Clifton, the Cologne,” a musky 70’s inspired scent designed by L’Oreal’s Uli Lang, was uncorked in New York City.

Clifton is now back in his recording studio at Cliftonmere, his Triple X Nevada ranch, working on his upcoming album. Discerning musicians are in talks with the International Singing Sensation, and musical legend R.E.M. has already signed on for the project — so stay tuned!

Clifton was discovered by Andy Kaufman in 1969, while performing in a seedy lounge in Las Vegas. Captivated, Kaufman engaged Tony to open for him on several occasions, most notably his historic Carnegie Hall Concert. In the ‘80s, Clifton appeared numerous times on such shows as Late Night with David Letterman and The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show. Rodney Dangerfield hired Clifton to open for him at Bill Graham’s world famous Fillmore in San Francisco.

Clifton’s most controversial appearance was witnessed by the cast of the TV show Taxi. Tony showed up to rehearsal drunk and with two hookers in tow, and was promptly escorted off the Paramount lot by armed security.

Later, Clifton starred opposite Jim Carrey in the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon. The film ends with Tony on stage at The Comedy Store, exactly 25 years to the day of this current run.

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