The Andy Kaufman experience
This is another story involving the previously mentioned Bill Holland & Rent's Due, though a couple of years later with a slightly different line-up. We were invited to perform at York College in York, PA in a dual capacity, to open the show as us, then back the headliner, who was Andy Kaufman. For those who might not know the name, he was a brilliant, but very different stand-up. He also played Latka on Taxi. We would lip sync to mighty mouse, marry a random couple from the audience, wrestle a woman,(hint, he lost), do an Elvis medley, play congas, etc. We backed him on a variety of different things and it was quite an experience. He rarely broke character, which made it a little weird! To be fair to him, he was very businesslike and definitely not in character for the rehearsal, but that was it.
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