Andy Kaufman's First Appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Pt. 2 - 01/21/1977 

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Andy Kaufman's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Pt. 2, 01/21/1977
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مهند عبدالله
مهند عبدالله پیش 6 روز
Sacha baron cohen copied him
Victor Bonilla
Victor Bonilla پیش 10 روز
I really never knew what to comment about this guy. All I know is that he made me laugh. He had brilliant, almost mystical like comedic timing...not overacting like Jim Carrey. You would catch YOURSELF laughing..The joke really didn't matter. It was the way he drew you into his insanity... that's the only way I can describe it.
Roberto R.G.
Roberto R.G. پیش ماه
Original Borat
R. A.
R. A. پیش ماه
He was playing every humble south euro new arrival to NYC. Within 10 years after all the new arrivals became african and middle eastern. Dived
bdweale پیش ماه
What a goof.
jbanks979 پیش ماه
The fact he did 15 minutes of foreign man trolling just to get to Elvis.....
John Agresti
John Agresti پیش ماه
How many people could go on THE premier entertainment show -act like this -and get away with it?
bertjesklotepino پیش ماه
He was a genius, but at 1:29 you can see Carson is actually getting sick and tired of it. That does not look like a pleased look. He seems to be a bit annoyed.
bertjesklotepino پیش ماه
@Digging for Apples as a good comic should. BUT, i can imagine mr Carson's opinion. After all: it is kinda childish, ey?
69Mach1 پیش ماه
He was a genius. No one could do this now cos it would trigger snowflakes. Look, he's mocking immigrants. Shame! Haha.
Jackson P
Jackson P پیش ماه
Immigrants of a fictional place. The rule of Comedy is no punching down. There was no punching down, because there is no one who is actually like this.
Prankmonkey پیش 2 ماه
Did he come back and finish the story?
ArthurVandelay پیش 2 ماه
go watch his elvis performance on carson
Prankmonkey پیش 2 ماه
Who is the pretty girl in pink in the middle?
Brian Garrigan
Brian Garrigan پیش ماه
Florence Henderson
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Johnny just as confused by Jim Carrey's first appearance, Kevin Nealon's first appearance - i.e. the non traditional comic.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
traditional stand-up FROWNED on such appearances/antic's - even the Jay Leno's and Jerry Seinfeld's - "Set-up, (comical) reverse, punch-line." I can see the traditionalists' POV - i.e. traditional stand-up is what FORCES you to become a better writer. A more observant person. To did deeper and deeper. That's what made Johnny, Jay and Jerry - all great (and wealthy). -it's what MAKES the Nealon's, the Kaufman's and the Carrey's so amazing. (they flew in the FACE of Tradition- yet how many others were stuck out of the gate, discouraged, frustrated - probably thousands not quite as good but LIKE the non-traditionalists.) Either way you had to be SPECIAL to get past Johnny's IMPROV and COMEDY STORE scout(s). .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy FRAMED on the right by matching pink curtains. i.e. The Tonight Show SUGGESTED to Andy what color SPORTS coat to wear. (7:50). "There are no accidents in show business." . .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Crazed look when Andy realizes he's KILLING (7:50). .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Great impression of Don-RickEL. .*(7:43) Andy JUST missing the pronunciation/spelling (but Tonight Show audience forgives Andy his nervousness). .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Jonny gently guides Andy out to Andy's "Mark." - i.e. where Andy would STAND for a jingle. Andy has now read a first grade reading comprehension book - and scared/frightened all of the guests/hosts/exec producers/show runners and censors. .(4:40) Satisfied but encouraged, Andy sets himself and to sing. .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy pulls pants up to neck (at 4:23) - it's decided Andy will now do a short jingle (song) for Mr. Carson.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
@ 4:20.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
woman in pink asks to take prolonged bathroom break - looks frantic at what invisible phenomenon (bacteria) might be CRAWLING upon her. And from Andy's gnarly yellow suitcase. .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Advertisers: Next time get George Burns or George Gobel.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
"Open Mike" on THE TONIGHT SHOW (4:17).
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Advertisers contact TONIGHT SHOW - tell Freddie and executives no more such foolishness.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
advertisers assume their audience has tuned-out after 2.2 seconds of Andy. .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy suggesting he read only thirteen more pages. (3:12)
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Johnny with a great throwaway line (as Andy searches deeper in his first grade reading book): "You've gotten that far, have you?" (meaning page 16) .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy continues reading as Fred tells Johnny to get outta there, get outta there, get outta there (cut to break). - But now they're STUCK because they've been patient/encouraging with Andy. If they snap NOW - i.e. "give Andy the hook - they'll seem two-faced." It's the proverbial point-of-no-return (@ 2: 35).
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
I'm grateful that NBC turned down Johnny's request. To have a 9 mm Glock on Johnny's desk. Locked and loaded. (2:20). .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy checks to see if Andy might continue despite obvious difficulty, awkwardness. Johnny encourages Andy to stick with it. No matter how tough this story gets to read - Andy knows to just stick with it. Ride it out. Power through it.
ArthurVandelay پیش 2 ماه
are you okay?
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Johnny lending a professorial/reading and comprehension help: "Down" explains Johnny. "That TRICKY word is down." Johnny says 'down' 15 times cuz it's important to story. Andy now won't get stuck next time around. -cuz Johnny was so patient/kind.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Johnny playing second banana - straight man - no one was better.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
So grateful I don't have to SEE INSIDE of Andry's suitcase - neither Johnny nor pretty-guest feel safe. Johnny has self sprayed at the break.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Andy andy andy spell it right. A-n-d-y.
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Pretty-guest-in-pretty-pink-dress-fears-getting-rubbed-or-touched by Andy's gnarly suitcase (at 1:10 on). Pretty woman looks to Johnny for safety - fears for her life. Me I'm surprised that suitcase got by NBC security -
ArthurVandelay پیش 2 ماه
wtf are you talking about
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
Johnny praying for retirement to hasten (at 1:20) .
Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley پیش 2 ماه
@ -:12 Johnny has sent Andy to Johnny's men's shopping people in Beverly Hills. Andy now legit made comic.
Matt Alexander
Matt Alexander پیش 2 ماه
The Legend ,that was Latka....! RIP
Luke ZIKO پیش 2 ماه
Wow he was amazing . Tv is no where near this amazing now . He reminds me of Sacha baron Cohen
Simba Lantana
Simba Lantana پیش ماه
Sacha can't hold a candle to Andy.
Jackson P
Jackson P پیش ماه
Lots of similarities to sasha baron cohen
Jeff Dawson
Jeff Dawson پیش 2 ماه
Unpredictable and dangerous. Sometimes I think he felt more comfortable as Latka. Florence is completely baffled.
Go Ahead Make My Day
Go Ahead Make My Day پیش 2 ماه
having to deal with peoples problems at work ,just watching anything of Andy's act just brings me back up .
Brooke McQuale
Brooke McQuale پیش 2 ماه
Trump read that book.
Lee Ann Helvenston
Lee Ann Helvenston پیش 2 ماه
Those white socks..........Andy was a genius. Full stop.
Jason Faulkner
Jason Faulkner پیش 2 ماه
No one touches Andy Kaufman .... but SB Cohen doing Borat reminds me a bit of this.
ArthurVandelay پیش 2 ماه
yeah I don't think anyone was doing characters like this before Andy..his elvis bit is so perfect
MIchael Lamb
MIchael Lamb پیش 2 ماه
Andy did a wonderful Satire of a Stand up comedy thats why it’s so hilarious 😆
Kevin FitzMaurice
Kevin FitzMaurice پیش 2 ماه
The day after Jimmy Carter's inauguration and about a week before Freddie Prinze's death.
nailler 9
nailler 9 پیش 3 ماه
I need a black and white checkered jacket 😉
Neal H. Hurwitz
Neal H. Hurwitz پیش 3 ماه
Palapalooza Podcast
Palapalooza Podcast پیش 3 ماه
So did Carson know this was a character?
rdaystrom پیش 3 ماه
His was a different kind of act to say the least. He always succeeded in making me uneasy. That was his goal. It worked every time.
BanjoBandit پیش 3 ماه
His biggest talent was being able to keep a straight face and not bust out laughing
Ryan McGovern
Ryan McGovern پیش 4 ماه
This guys was fucking brave
Mel Campbell
Mel Campbell پیش 4 ماه
Hannah gadsby explains (in her smash hit award winning show “Nanette”) how to build tension deliberately, how to break it with something ‘unfunny’ and how people will laugh from relief. Comedians as psychologists! Andy knew this in his bones. It was like his secret power. Who wouldn’t want to push it as far as you could.
mottthehoople684 پیش 5 ماه
One of a kind... the only comedian that made his audience feel like they're walking on a tightrope
Michael Moores
Michael Moores پیش 5 ماه
Chris Belay
Chris Belay پیش 5 ماه
The Man from the Moon
Billy Costa
Billy Costa پیش 6 ماه
He was perhaps the first troll,but his comedy was cringe.I actually got douche chill watching this garbage..
Mike Studmuffin
Mike Studmuffin پیش 6 ماه
that's a beautiful chinese accent
Meera Moran
Meera Moran پیش 6 ماه
Florences face
Yara Cell
Yara Cell پیش 6 ماه
he's on another level
Yara Cell
Yara Cell پیش 6 ماه
he can voice crack whenever he wants
Scrooge McDuck
Scrooge McDuck پیش 6 ماه
“I could read the whole book” Andy no don’t
Bruce's trading cards
Bruce's trading cards پیش 7 ماه
No one would be here if not for a lost sailor. Stop being jealous.
MIchael Lamb
MIchael Lamb پیش 7 ماه
Andy Kaufman one of the Greatest Comedian of all time 👍⭐️
SuperPussyFinger پیش 7 ماه
Troll level: black belt.
Brad Gray
Brad Gray پیش 8 ماه
He proved that people are stupid sheep. The audience was there for his intertainment. He pushed the fringes of stupidly just to see how gullible people were. He actually got people to laugh at things that weren't really funny. He could actually be very funny if he wanted,but that bored him. He detested people and it irritated him how fake people really were. The joke was on the people that actually laughed at his stupidly. He even got people to hate him for doing obviously staged skits. In a nut shell he thrived on people loving and hating him for all the wrong reasons. He was brilliant. The jokes on all of you. He was the trolls troll.The father of fake reality tv.
stinky pinkeee
stinky pinkeee پیش 3 ماه
Wow, so completely wrong...
Nayo Silver 1
Nayo Silver 1 پیش 9 ماه
We are watching all dead people show. Sad how life has to end.....and there's a feeling of uneasyness just by realizing that one day I we also are going to die. Is very tough to look back and see all the time spent trying to understand or figure out what life is about, and when we finally do....it's almost time to go.
Mel Campbell
Mel Campbell پیش 4 ماه
That’s why grandparents have traditionally raised the young children while the able bodied parents worked. We lost that transfer of wisdom along with our clean environment , integrity and morals. What a crap time to be alive
Nayo Silver 1
Nayo Silver 1 پیش 9 ماه
Not funny at all....in fact, it was a stupid presentation if you ask me 0
xxxCubiiixxx پیش 3 ماه
Thank you veddy much for your comment
Pat B.
Pat B. پیش 4 ماه
@HoneyTLBadger Nayo's the kind of guy will tell you how bad cake is for you at a birthday party
HoneyTLBadger پیش 8 ماه
Yet no one did.
Tina Schmidt
Tina Schmidt پیش 9 ماه
Andy was a creative genius. He created this lovable character who was a horrible entertainer and that's what made the character so entertaining. If you've never seen Andy do Elvis, it will knock your socks off! He passed away so young. I hope he is in heaven entertaining the angels.
T S پیش 9 ماه
7:36 He summed up Don Rickles's entire career.
Sunlion پیش 10 ماه
You have comics who spend months, fine-tuning their comedy routines and sketches. Andy would show up and read out of a book...and he had the audience in the palm of his hands! But, was completely in character and believable. Legend.
Ralph Buschmann
Ralph Buschmann پیش 10 ماه
Oh my god, what a genius Andy was!
Dragon43ish پیش 10 ماه
Andy Kaufman was insane.
David Copson
David Copson پیش 4 ماه
It maddens me when people make comments like that.
fandude7 پیش 11 ماه
Pure comic genius.
Alex Wyatt
Alex Wyatt پیش 11 ماه
The original Borat.
Jeremy Sphincter
Jeremy Sphincter پیش 11 ماه
Another Andy as Don Rickles, “Hey you, Italian guy. You hockey puck.”
Wil Sargisson
Wil Sargisson پیش 11 ماه
Out there.
deja75m پیش 11 ماه
Does Andy kinda look like Adam Schiff?
Sunlion پیش 10 ماه
The crazy eyes lol! But Andy was only joking. I think.
Argonaut121 پیش 11 ماه
So far ahead of his time.
kevin webster
kevin webster پیش ماه
cell pat
cell pat پیش 11 ماه
RIP Florence, Andy and Johnny. All gone. ✝
Gigi D
Gigi D پیش 2 ماه
The best of the 70s right there
coffeehigh420 پیش 8 ماه
and Andy was Jewish ;)
cell pat
cell pat پیش 9 ماه
@ProneMan OldButYoung yes sir! He's in his 90's now.
ProneMan OldButYoung
ProneMan OldButYoung پیش 10 ماه
Doc is still alive
Rick O'Shea
Rick O'Shea پیش 11 ماه
Andy was a genius
terminate with extreme prejudice
Johnny typically did not like character comics. Suffice to say he wasn't too comfortable here.
Jay Brodrick
Jay Brodrick پیش 11 ماه
There will never be another like him. True original genius!
AWelsh Celt
AWelsh Celt پیش 11 ماه
Is that Florence Henderson? She was a hoot. Always game for anything. Like Betty White. Very funny lady.
Frank MaSSa
Frank MaSSa پیش 11 ماه
ANDY KAUFMAN was the originator of Reality TV.... To this day I quote it as the "Andy Kaufman Syndrome" 😎👍🏻
Chalk Bunt
Chalk Bunt پیش 11 ماه
" ee-bee-da"
roger gomez
roger gomez پیش 11 ماه
I think I know where robin William maybe got part of his mork persona from
stinky pinkeee
stinky pinkeee پیش 3 ماه
Cocaine was the main influence on "Mork & Mindy"...
Mel Campbell
Mel Campbell پیش 4 ماه
Well the voice is similar.i can’t see anything more. But yea artists are inspired by each other for sure
ShowsOn پیش 7 ماه
And clearly a huge influence on Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat.
hongry life
hongry life پیش 7 ماه
I would like to see Trump sing like Elvis and talk like Andy Kaufman.
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson پیش 11 ماه
Never thought he was funny
T S پیش 9 ماه
@G17: sniff sniff ohhhh someone doesn't have your opinion 😭😭 ❄️❄️❄️❄️☃️
Mi Ri
Mi Ri پیش 10 ماه
@LITTLE HORN I actually find you more entertaining than AK.. Then again thats not really saying much...
LITTLE HORN پیش 10 ماه
@Mi Ri why didn't you bring your shctick with you I bet you left it in the bus never mind just don't forget next time
Mi Ri
Mi Ri پیش 10 ماه
@LITTLE HORN No schtick here.
LITTLE HORN پیش 10 ماه
I like how you got people thinking you were serious nice one
Ip Wischin
Ip Wischin پیش 11 ماه
He really got that weird Adam Schiff/AOC-look in his eyes.
psu7276 پیش 11 ماه
Just a phucking genius. The first of his genre, copied but never bettered! A sad loss at an early age.
steve donahue
steve donahue پیش 11 ماه
jim carrey did such a horrible job trying to portray andy in man on the moon…..he didn't look like him, sound like him or act like him at all.....they need to make a new andy film but actually get an actor that isn't a deranged SJW....
LITTLE HORN پیش 10 ماه
Jim is a penis
Troll Master
Troll Master پیش 10 ماه
Man on the moon was a flop
Earthdog BIG BROTHER FAN پیش 10 ماه
Edward norton should of got the part and made a dark movie on andy
Tom Servo
Tom Servo پیش 11 ماه
I agree ,we should dig up Andy and make him do the movie
Eddie v
Eddie v پیش 11 ماه
Stupid ahole Not fumny at all
Denali 96
Denali 96 پیش 11 ماه
What is mind-wreckingly brilliant about this appearance is that Taxi had not yet started as a show.
Psychic Sidekick
Psychic Sidekick پیش 11 ماه
And that inspired some great acts from Sascha Baron Cohen (Borat, Dictator), Zach Galifianakis (almost all of his chars), and some really bad Will Ferrell and Fred Armisen guest appearances.
steve donahue
steve donahue پیش 11 ماه
galifinakis isn't funny....he tries too hard
Jeff Wulf
Jeff Wulf پیش 11 ماه
2 genui (?) (thank you vedi much)
Keith Purdue
Keith Purdue پیش 11 ماه
He always had a surprise.
Marcus Lake
Marcus Lake پیش 11 ماه
I don't get it. This guy isn't funny at all. Now, Tony Clifton, that guy's a riot.
Yara Cell
Yara Cell پیش 6 ماه
all this is acting ,he's not fool , he is taking this character where he is fool and *everybody laughs at him* which is his point and unique kind of comedy he's a genius and ready to risk his reputation and everything just to make people laugh
Dizzle Berry
Dizzle Berry پیش 7 ماه
@Psychic Sidekick woosh, but your point is still valid
Psychic Sidekick
Psychic Sidekick پیش 11 ماه
I think it's about the times. Back then with old men like Carson and Dangerfield were still trying their zingers, Andy comes and does something unusual (not necessarily funny). With every art form, what is unusual and wierd becomes hot. Be it Andy back then or the duct-taped banana in Basel this year.
Carol McLaughlin
Carol McLaughlin پیش 11 ماه
Wikipedia says he passed away in 1984. This says this show is from 1987.
T S پیش 9 ماه
If anyone thinks the set and wardrobe are from 1987....
Carol McLaughlin
Carol McLaughlin پیش 11 ماه
@Johnny Carson Cool! It said he faked his death so I thought maybe he did. Thank you for the sweet video from 1977.
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson پیش 11 ماه
That's our typo! This show is from 1977.
Linda Barousse
Linda Barousse پیش 11 ماه
Love it!!!
B S پیش 11 ماه
garbage and unfunny.
Gene Burnett
Gene Burnett پیش 11 ماه
Sasha Baron Cohen (Borat) owes a lot to this pioneer.
steve donahue
steve donahue پیش 9 ماه
@T S is that why cohen has been irrelevant for 10 years? and andy improvised on the spot all the time and probably fooled more ppl than cohen has
T S پیش 9 ماه
Andy had about 20 minutes of material in 9 years and everyone knew it was a bit. Cohen improvised on the spot and actually fooled people.
steve donahue
steve donahue پیش 11 ماه
no they are completely different....borat wishes he was andy...
Joshuea Belis
Joshuea Belis پیش 11 ماه
I feel like he almost broke after the cooking joke, cuz he saw and heard johnny bust out
Ashlyn Hartsell
Ashlyn Hartsell پیش 11 ماه
This made my day. I laughed so hard. 😂😂😂
Peace Frog
Peace Frog پیش 11 ماه
wish I had your sense of humor.
Derek Power
Derek Power پیش 11 ماه
All I can see is the Joker.
dimitreze پیش 11 ماه
I think that the upload of this Andy Kaufman appearance right after the upload of the Rodney Dangerfield interview, it's to show how Andy used to mock the old school comedians, like Rodney, who only had the same 2 or 3 tired subjects on their act.
T S پیش 9 ماه
Andy Kaufman had 20 minutes of material in 9 years he did over and over and over.
Mi Ri
Mi Ri پیش 11 ماه
Rodney was amazingly great IMO... Kaufman NOT!
Pone Kingpetch
Pone Kingpetch پیش 11 ماه
It's amazing that only on youtube you can see the brain damage of some posters here that type a remark linking Kaufman to Dangerfield. That was the biggest douchebag remark I have seen this week here.
kathleenirish پیش 11 ماه
ProneMan OldButYoung
ProneMan OldButYoung پیش 11 ماه
dimitreze Dont underestimate Rodney thou. His jokes are really old fashioned and not funny if anyone else told them. But Rodneys underdog approach and very animated delivery is what made Rodney so great to watch. Especially when he was on the tonight show with Carson. Andy shouldnt be compared with anyway, he was so unique and special, that he made a whole new genre all by himself
WVcricker پیش 11 ماه
Andy Kaufman was so off the wall.. no one before (that I know of), or since has taken comedy to the places Andy took it... A true one of a kind..
Peter Nemeth
Peter Nemeth پیش ماه
@Docwho10th ok. Then I don't know.
Docwho10th پیش ماه
@Peter Nemeth No..this guy was partially bald on top and the hair he did have was red and curly.
Peter Nemeth
Peter Nemeth پیش ماه
@Docwho10th Probably it was Kaufman.
The Ien
The Ien پیش 11 ماه
An INCREDIBLE talent. Greatly missed
Albert-Rose Lucas
Albert-Rose Lucas پیش 11 ماه
Docwho10th o
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