Is This Guy For Real?

Is This Guy For Real?

by Box Brown

Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/02/2018

  $17.37

Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive—a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in.


Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? With the same nuance and sympathy with which he approached Andre the Giant in his 2014 biography, graphic novelist Box Brown's Is This Guy For Real? takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

ISBN:
9781250304308
9781250304308
Category:
Performing arts: comedy
Format:
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-02-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
First Second
Box Brown

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times-bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. In 2011, Box Brown launched the independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics.

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