July 23, 2012 01:16pm
Source: BSG PR
by: Company Press Release
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) -- Tony Clifton, alter ego of comic genius, Andy Kaufman, has been taking up residence at the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood since May 31, with evenings of music, mayhem and sexual anarchy, and did we say more mayhem? The engagement has now been extended for an indefinite run, confirms a Comic Relief spokesperson.
The extended run will feature Friday night shows at 11:00 PM beginning August 3. This year Tony has even shocked his long-time fans that have left patrons speechless and people have walked out in protest of his offensive material that has no bounds and is void of all political correctness. "For every person that has walked out, they are replaced with three new Tony Clifton fans, now how is that?" explains Tony.
Clifton is backed by a 14-member cast featuring his kick-ass band, the Cliftones; and his young, tantalizing burlesque dancers, the Cliftonettes - all joining in to celebrate a milestone event: The 28th anniversary of Andy Kaufman’s mysterious disappearance.
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Also continuing during every show, Tony will conduct his groundbreaking Hooker Raffle! The winner will receive a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Reno, Nevada; then chauffeured to Dennis Hof's World-Famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel as seen on HBO. The winner will meet Dennis and the girls, and select one to party with.
In May 2010, Tony gave a preview of this upcoming show at the Comedy Store to four sold out nights and standing ovations. The popular demand for more Tony was born here.
Clifton was discovered by Andy Kaufman in 1969, while performing in a seedy lounge in Las Vegas. Captivated, Kaufman engaged Tony to open for him on several occasions, most notably his historic "Carnegie Hall Concert."
Clifton’s most controversial appearance was witnessed by the cast of the hit ABC-TV show Taxi. Tony showed up to rehearsal drunk and with two hookers in tow, and was promptly escorted off the Paramount lot by armed security.
Clifton has appeared on such shows as David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live and was Miss Piggy’s love interest on her television special. Clifton starred opposite Jim Carrey in the Milos Forman film "Man on the Moon."
Jack Daniels is a proud sponsor of the "Tony Clifton Late Show Revue." Every night gorgeous Jack Daniels girls have been pouring free shots in Jack Daniels souvenir keepsake glasses, the tradition will continue.
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