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  • Summary: Recordings made by the actor/comedian between 1977 to 1979 were edited and compiled by Rodney Ascher and Vernon Chatman with narration by Bill Hader.
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  1. Jul 17, 2013
    72
    Based on Andy and His Grandmother, Kaufman comes off like an asshole, a hopelessly naive loser, a crazy person, a hothead, a hopelessly sweet grandma's boy, a sexually confused teenager, and a manipulative monster. In other words, he comes off like Andy Kaufman.
  2. Jul 22, 2013
    70
    In his quest for comedic and artistic transcendence, Kaufman's intense pursuit of the "real" was, at the very least, unwittingly timeless.
  3. 60
    It’s a rare glimpse into Kaufman’s methodology--one that will make uninitiated listeners wonder, “Aren’t comedy albums supposed to be funny?”
  4. Jul 17, 2013
    60
    Undoubtedly one of the strangest albums in recent memory.
  5. Dec 11, 2013
    60
    This is too unfinished and uneven to call a masterpiece, but Kaufman's loyal fan base should still check out this insightful and wonderfully weird experiment.
  6. Aug 16, 2013
    55
    Those looking for Kaufman's brand of gleefully absurd fin will surely be disappointed, as these tapes are strictly for completist diehards. [No. 101, p.57]
  7. Jul 17, 2013
    50
    The album does get better as it goes along, perhaps as Kaufman got used to the idea of the new technology, but still much of the content is either the start of an idea or what could be considered unfinished business.

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  1. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    Anyone that enjoyed Andys work will enjoy this. I found how all the women on the album seemed pissed with him that he was recording hilarious and at one point he just gets angry with a squealing pig or something so stop reading this review and listen to the damn thing. Expand