Andy Kaufman’s Full Discography

Every bit of media of Andy Kaufman out there sorted into chronological order.

With Andy Kaufman, it’s important to be able to understand clips in relation to each other. For example, in a Fridays TV Special he hosted, he did a sketch at the end where he got into a big fight with cast over not wanting to read the lines. Then the next week, seemingly forced by the director sitting next to him, had to give an apology.

A guy called Joe did most of the leg work in archiving the brunt of the catalogue. I created a spreadsheet where I synced up a table of television appearences from Kaufman’s wikipedia and a list of life events found on a fan site, then scoured the interwebs for any extra clips, seperated some compilations out and renamed some for clarity. There are still many tv apperances missing and dates of stand up club nights possibly recorded, but neither anywhere easily findable.

For a a much longer list of life events with videos mixed in click here. Plus any suggestions or fixes are super welcome.

First I’ll show it categorised into 4 blocks, then at the end I’ll show it all together. All links are easily downloadable.

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Categorised

Standup Clubs & TV Specials

Date Title
Date Unknown Night at the Improv | The Improv Club
Date Unknown Having a sit down meal on stage + more | The Improv Club
Date Unknown Heckler | The Improv Club
July 1-7, 1974 Earliest Recorded Standup | Max’s Kansas City
February – March 1977 Foreign Man, Bongos & Tony Clifton | The Improv
April 26, 1979 Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall
August 28, 1979 First TV Special | NBC
November 27-28, 1979 The Real Andy Kaufman (Compilation DVD)
March 1, 1980 Uncle Andy’s Funhouse Pilot | ABC’s Buckshot
January 23, 1981 Hosts The Midnight Special | The Midnight Special
February 20, 1981 Hosts Fridays Part 1 | Fridays
February 27, 1981 Hosts Fridays Part 2 (Fight & Forced Apology Sketches) | Fridays
August 19, 1982 Hosts ‘Catch a Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary’ | Catch a Rising Star
1983 I’m from Hollywood
July 15, 1983 The Andy Kaufman Show (2nd TV Special) | WTTW Chicago (PBS)
February 12, 1984
1984 Andy Kaufmans Wake At The Improv

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TV Sketches & Interviews

Date Title
June, 1972 First Television Appearance Performing Elvis | Kennedy At Night
1975 Dramatic Reading (Audition) | SNL
October 11, 1975 Mighty Mouse | SNL
October 25, 1975 Sings ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ | SNL
November 8, 1975 Foreign Man (Bad Jokes & Cry Bongos) | SNL
January 17, 1976 Foreign Man | The Dating Game
1976?
February 28, 1976 Old MacDonald | SNL
September 20, 1976 Fonzie Look A Like Contest | Van Dyke and Company
1976 Old Macdonald Had A Farm | Van Dyke & Company
1976 Pop Goes The Weasel | Van Dyke & Company
September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976 Compilation | Van Dyke & Company
January 21, 1977 Foreign Man + Mighty Mouse | Monty Hall’s Variety Hour
March 4, 1977 ‘I Trusted You’ song | The Midnight Special
February 20, 1978
March 11, 1978 Reads “The Great Gatsby” | SNL
March 14, 1978 Takes all the time away from ‘a scientists’ interview | Bananaz
April 11, 1978 Bongos | The Mike Douglas Show
November 21, 1978
April 3, 1979 Adam & Eve | Cher & Other Fantasies (NBC Special)
September 19, 1979 Tony Clifton | Dinah!
October 20, 1979 First wrestling match | SNL
October 27, 1979 Wrestling Call Out | SNL
December 6, 1979 Elvis | A Johnny Cash Christmas Special
December 22, 1979 With manager Buddy Rogers, wrestles more women | SNL
October 13th, 1980 Jokes Sob Story Part 1 | The Letterman Show
October 15th, 1980 Jokes Sob Story Part 2 | The Letterman Show
April 16, 1981 Madness & Chaos | The Slycraft Hour
September 18, 1981 Born again Christian | Fridays
October 11, 1981 World Inter-Gender champion | Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City
December 11, 1981 Discussing levitation & his film Heartbeeps | The Merv Griffin Show
February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983 Every Letterman Appearence | Late Night with David Letterman
February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983 The Idiot | Late Night with David Letterman
May 15, 1982 Discusses Lawler wrestling match | SNL
June 25, 1982 Orson Welles Interview | The Merv Griffin Show
November 20, 1982 Andy is voted off the show | SNL
January 22, 1983 Andy thanks viewers who voted for him in vain | SNL
May 26, 1983 Long Interview | Up Close with Tom Cottle
November 7, 1983
January 26, 1984 Final Public Appearances | The Top

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Theatre, Films & Sitcoms

Date Title
1969 College Theatre Performance
March 30, 1977 Stick Around Pilot
1977 God Told Me To
1978–83 Taxi | Taxi
May 22 through June 11, 1979 In God We Tru$t
June 6, 1980 Heartbeeps
August 9, 1982 My Breakfast With Blassie

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Bibliography & Other Media

Date Title
1986 Encouragement to Comedian Girlfriend | Phone Recording (1973?)
1977-1979 Andy and his Grandmother
1985
1999 The Huey Williams Story by Andy Kaufman
2000 God…and Other Plays by Andy Kaufman
2000 Poetry and Stories by Andy Kaufman

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Biographical

Date Title
1998 Remembering Andy Kaufman
1999 Man on the Moon
2012 Marc Maron & Bob Zmuda

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All Together

1. College Theatre Performance (1969)
2. Night at The Improv (Date Unknown)
3. Having a sit down meal on stage + more – The Improv Club (Date Unknown)
4. Heckler – The Improv Club (Date Unknown)
5. First Television Appearance Performing Elvis – Kennedy At Night (June, 1972)
6. Encouragement to Comedian Girlfriend Phone Recording (1973)
7. Earliest Recorded Standup Max’s Kansas City (July 1-7, 1974)
8. Dramatic Reading (Audition) – SNL (1975)
9. Mighty Mouse – SNL (October 11, 1975)
10. Sings ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ – SNL (October 25, 1975)
11. Foreign Man (Bad Jokes & Cry Bongos) – SNL (November 8, 1975)
12. Foreign Man + Mighty Mouse – Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (January 17, 1976)
13. Childrens songs + Which charachter is the real Andy – Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (1976)
14. Old MacDonald – SNL (February 28, 1976)
15. Fonzie Look A Like Contest – Van Dyke and Company (September 20, 1976)
16. Old Macdonald Had A Farm – Van Dyke & Company (1976)
17. Pop Goes The Weasel – Van Dyke & Company (1976)
18. Compilation – Van Dyke & Company (September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976)
19. Andy and his Grandmother (1977)
20. Foreign Man (Bad Jokes, Elvis, Interview & Bongos) – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (January 21, 1977)
21. Foreign Man, Bongos & Tony Clifton – The Improv (February – March 1977)
22. ‘I Trusted You’ song – The Midnight Special (March 4, 1977)
23. Stick Around Pilot (March 30, 1977)
24. God Told Me To (1977)
25. Interview with guest host Steve Martin – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (February 20, 1978)
26. Reads “The Great Gatsby” – SNL (March 11, 1978)
27. Takes all the time away from ‘a scientists’ interview – Bananaz (March 14, 1978)
28. Bongos – The Mike Douglas Show (April 11, 1978)
29. Taxi (1978–83)
30. Foreign Man – The Dating Game (November 21, 1978)
31. Adam & Eve – Cher & Other Fantasies (NBC Special) (April 3, 1979)
32. Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (April 26, 1979)
33. In God We Tru$t (May 22 through June 11, 1979)
34. First TV Special – ABC (August 28, 1979)
35. Tony Clifton – Dinah! (September 19, 1979)
36. First wrestling match – SNL (October 20, 1979)
37. Wrestling Call Out – SNL (October 27, 1979)
38. The Real Andy Kaufman (Compilation DVD) (November 27-28, 1979)
39. Elvis – A Johnny Cash Christmas Special (December 6, 1979)
40. With manager Buddy Rogers, wrestles more women – SNL (December 22, 1979)
41. Uncle Andy’s Funhouse Pilot – ABC’s Buckshot (March 1, 1980)
42. Heartbeeps (June 6, 1980)
43. Jokes Sob Story Part 1 – The Letterman Show (October 13th, 1980)
44. Jokes Sob Story Part 2 – The Letterman Show (October 15th, 1980)
45. Hosts The Midnight Special – The Midnight Special (January 23, 1981)
46. Hosts Fridays Part 1 – Fridays (February 20, 1981)
47. Hosts Fridays Part 2 (Fight & Forced Apology Sketches) – Fridays (February 27, 1981)
48. Madness & Chaos – The Slycraft Hour (April 16, 1981)
49. Born again Christian – Fridays (September 18, 1981)
50. World Inter-Gender champion – Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City (October 11, 1981)
51. Discussing levitation & his film Heartbeeps – The Merv Griffin Show (December 11, 1981)
52. Every Letterman Appearence – Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)
53. The Idiot – Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)
54. Discusses Lawler wrestling match – SNL (May 15, 1982)
55. Orson Welles Interview – The Merv Griffin Show (June 25, 1982)
56. My Breakfast With Blassie (August 9, 1982)
57. Hosts ‘Catch a Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary’ – Catch a Rising Star (August 19, 1982)
58. Andy is voted off the show – SNL (November 20, 1982)
59. I’m from Hollywood (1983)
60. Andy thanks viewers who voted for him in vain – SNL (January 22, 1983)
61. Long Interview – Up Close with Tom Cottle (May 26, 1983)
62. The Andy Kaufman Show (2nd TV Special) – WTTW Chicago (PBS) (July 15, 1983)
63. Doctor Sketch – The Rodney Dangerfield Special – I Can’t Take It No More (November 7, 1983)
64. Final Public Appearances – The Top (January 26, 1984)
65. Special Intro by Andy Kaufman – Karma Karma by Robert Foreman (Released 1985)
66. Laundry On Stage + The Bongos – Superstars of Comedy Salute the Improv (February 12, 1984)
67. Andy Kaufmans Wake At The Improv (1984)

Finally here is a great podcast from the list with Kaufman’s comedy partner Bob Zmuda:

 

Captain Hotknives’ Greatest Hits

I’ve been compiling a library of comedians content to be able to listen to and study when I’m on the road.

I got through transcribing a bunch of Captain Hotknives’ songs, so I just thought to create an album of for me what are his ‘greatest hits,’ from a mix and match of finding what I think are the best quality versions out there of each song.

I’ve sent them on to Chris (Captain Hotknives) encase he would like to make use of them and present them here in the mean time.

As well you can download them on archive.org.

Captain Hotknives’ Platforms: