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Tony Clifton returns from the dead to play the 25th anniversary of Comic Relief

Considering Tony Clifton is the alter ego of the late comedian Andy Kaufman, it's a little weird to hear that he'll be playing the 25th anniversary of the birth of Comic Relief at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 16. Considering the general weirdness of Kaufman through the years, Clifton's recent rising from the dead is far from unusual.

From the press release:
Tony Clifton, alter ego of 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.

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