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Encyclopedia > Bob Zmuda

Bob Zmuda is an American writer, comedian, producer, and director. The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Zmuda is best known as Andy Kaufman's sidekick, co-writer and friend. Zmuda occasionally portrayed Kaufman's Tony Clifton character on stage and for television appearances (It's rumored that it was actually Zmuda playing Clifton when he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman). Andy Kaufman Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984?) was a New York-born American entertainer. ... Tony Clifton is a fictional character created by comedian Andy Kaufman in the late 1970s. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ...


In 1986, Zmuda founded the American version of Comic Relief, an annual event that raises money to help homeless men, women and children in the United States. The event is televised on HBO, and is hosted by comedians Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Robin Williams performing in Iraq. ... Billy Crystal Billy Crystal (born March 14, 1947 in Long Beach, New York) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film director. ... Sarafina movie poster featuring Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955), is an Academy Award, Daytime Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Award-winning American comedian and film actress. ...


In 1999, Zmuda wrote a book about Kaufman's life, entitled Andy Kaufman Revealed!, which purported to unveil many tricks and hoaxes that the two pulled off in front of audiences and television cameras in the 1980s. The book has been criticized by some of Kaufman's fans for having inaccuracies which may cast doubt on Zmuda's anecdotal claims. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Later that year, MiloŇ° Forman directed Man On The Moon, the story of Kaufman's life. Zmuda created the "Tony Clifton" make up for the film, and also appeared briefly as Jack Burns, one of the producers, who gets into a brawl on stage during one of Kaufman's Fridays television appearances. Zmuda was also the co-executive producer for the film. On camera, the character of Bob Zmuda was played by Paul Giamatti. Wax figure of MiloÅ¡ Forman at Prague wax museum Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor and script writer. ... Man on the Moon is a 1999 film based on the unusual life and career of comedian Andy Kaufman. ... Jack Burns (born November 15, 1933) is an American comedian. ... Fridays was the name of ABCs weekly late-night hour-long live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from 1980 to 1982. ... Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor. ...


Filmography

Man on the Moon is a 1999 film based on the unusual life and career of comedian Andy Kaufman. ... Batman Forever (1995) is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with the dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design and Danny Elfmans theme, which... Punchline is also the name of a 1988 film. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... My Breakfast With Blassie My Breakfast with Blassie (1983) was a film starring humorist Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler Fred Blassie. ... D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. ...

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Bob Zmuda is an American writer, comedian, producer, and film director.
Zmuda occasionally portrayed Kaufman's Tony Clifton character on stage and for television appearances (It's rumored that it was actually Zmuda playing Clifton when he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman).
Zmuda created the "Tony Clifton" make up for the film, and also appeared briefly as "Jack Burns", a stage manager that gets into a brawl on stage during one of Kaufman's Fridays television appearances.
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