Feb. 13 – Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman Book Release Party with Box Brown
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 takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman in Is This Guy For Real?.
Join Box Brown on February 13 for a special book release party and author talk at Floating World.
WHO: Box Brown
WHAT: Is This Guy For Real? book release party with Box Brown
WHEN: Tuesday Feb. 13, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209