openPR Logo
Press release

The Return of Tony Clifton Featuring the "Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra"

10-09-2008 01:42 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: MLC PR

/ PR Agency: MLC PR
Hollywood CA - , October 1, 2008: Tony Clifton, the alter ego of late comic genius Andy Kaufman, is back with a vengeance. The hilariously abusive lounge lizard with the tin pipes returns from a long hiatus with a raucous new show, "Tony Clifton and the Katrina-Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra." Having kicked off in Athens, GA and playing to sold-out crowds during a Chicago run, Clifton and company are continuing on the road in October, including a special LA show on Sunday, October 19 at The House of Blues. The music, comedy and dance revue features Clifton presiding over a 10-piece band culled from displaced Gulf Coast musicians, along with three sexy back-up dancers/singers, the "Cliftonettes."

The Chicago Tribune describes "Tony Clifton and the Katrina-Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra" as "a bacchanalia with a horn section that lands somewhere near deep, deep parody, a live taping of a Howard Stern show, an episode of Hee-Haw, political satire, a New Orleans jam session led by a decent group of session musicians and an evening at Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch where Clifton hangs out." And it lasts over three hours.

For the uninitiated, Clifton was discovered by Kaufman in 1969 while performing in a seedy lounge in Las Vegas. Mesmerized, Kaufman engaged Clifton to open for him on several occasions, most notably his historic Carnegie Hall Concert. In the '80s, Clifton appeared numerous times on such shows as David Letterman, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore. He was a favorite of Jim Henson and appeared on The Miss Piggy Special. Rodney Dangerfield hired Clifton to open for him at Bill Graham's world famous Fillmore in San Francisco. (You can check out clips and more at and

After Kaufman's untimely departure, Clifton made a "miraculous" appearance at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on May 16, 1985 - one year to the day after Kaufman's death. Over the next few years, he disappeared, with only the occasional "sighting" reported. After a brief appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, in 2004, followed by a one night sold-out performance at LA's House of Blues, Clifton has been incommunicado... until now!

Kaufman's protégé is back with "The Return of Tony Clifton," making it possible for audiences all across the country to witness this legendary performer in the flesh. Catch Clifton and the Katrina-Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra on one of the following dates:


SA 10/11 – Pittsburgh,PA @ Rex Theater
SU 10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues on Sunset
*stay tuned for additional dates

For press, interview or guest list requests, contact MLC PR:
Howie Simon, 818-512-1282,


MLC PR is a top-tier public relations firm specializing in literary, lifestyle and entertainment communication services. Our clients include celebrities from TV, film and music, authors and publishing houses, medical professionals, industry experts and various businesses. MLC PR works intimately with clients to provide strategic PR support that helps them achieve their goals. From media placement to media training to red carpet events… we can do it all. Our consistently praised approaches to public relations do more than get you in the news—we build image, elevate status and expose you in countless ways around the nation.

ADDRESS: 30423 Canwood Street Suite 240 / Agoura Hills, CA 91301
CONTACT: Howie Simon

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release The Return of Tony Clifton Featuring the "Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra" here

News-ID: 56079 • Views: 869

More Releases from MLC PR

Marina Tseva Cast in SYFY's Lost Girl
Marina Tseva, has been cast in SYFY's hit supernatural drama "Lost Girl," where she will be playing a role in a flashback with the main character, 'Bo.' Created by Michelle Lovretta and produced by Jay Firestone and Prodigy Pictures Inc., in association with Shaw Media; "Lost Girl" follows the life of a Succubus named 'Bo.' Played by Anna Silk, 'Bo,' goes on a journey to control her abilities, discover
Chaske Spencer to Exhibit His Photography
The Twilight star’s never before seen photography will be exhibited at the Dream Hotel for one night only. Los Angeles, CA (June 25, 2012) – On Thursday, July 12th, Chaske Spencer, star of the Twilight Saga film series will be exhibiting his photography, along with the work of photographer Nadia Itani. The exhibit will be displayed at “THE BAR” Dream Hotel, who is donating their space as well as wine
01-28-2012 | Arts & Culture
Tim Kang Launches Production Company One Shoot Films and Starts a 2012 Short Fil …
The Mentalist star’s production company will be holding a short film competition in awareness of child abduction and exploitation. Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2012)- Actor Tim Kang, best known for his role on CBS’ critically-acclaimed show THE MENTALIST has launched a film production company called One Shoot Films (OSF). Beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012 One Shoot Films is accepting entries into the OSF Short Film Competition 2012. As an homage
Los Angeles, CA (December 21, 2011) – On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, Tinsel Korey, of The Twilight Saga film series will return to St., Mary Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona to volunteer and assist in the campaign against hunger in hopes that her efforts will help create awareness of hunger in America. Last year, while working with, Korey became aware of the hunger many American families faced during

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Clifton

Wet Food Pouch Market Trends, Size, Growth, Forecast 2020 to 2026| Amcor, Berry …
QY Research studies the global Wet Food Pouch market in its latest research report. The publication is aimed at providing the readers a detailed and an unbiased view of the overall market. The research report, titled "Global Wet Food Pouch Market Research Report 2020", Provides an in-depth analysis of the changing market dynamics. Analysts have used an objective point of view while collating this research report. They have compared the
Frozen Seafood Market : Emerging Economies Expected to Influence Growth until 20 …
Seafood is recommended as a part of nutritionally balanced diets. Freezing the seafood creates year-round availability due to increased shelf life. Also, this makes the seafood available at affordable prices without deteriorating the quality and nutrition. The demand for ready to cook/eat food products has been witnessing growth over the recent years due to various factors such as convenience, affordability, high nutritional value, and others. This has consequently increased the
Aluminium Bags and Pouches Market Estimated to Soar Higher During 2017 to 2022 | …
The purpose of this rich study presented by FactMR is to elaborate the various market projections impacting the global aluminium bags and pouches market during the period until 2022. This assessment delivers high-end statistics concerning market size, Y-o-Y growth in trends and revenue share (US& Mn) linked to different geographies and segmentation types. Readers can acquire precise insights about growth trends along with opportunities that are expected to reshape the
Global Aluminium Bags and Pouches Market 2018| Growth With Top Players: Mondi Gr …
Research Reports Inc. provides complete summary of world Aluminium Bags and Pouches Market considering all the most important business trends, market dynamics. Europe is expected to lead the global aluminium bags & pouches market in 2017 and the trend is likely to continue throughout the forecast period. The region’s market is projected to grow at a significant rate over the next couple of years. Approximately 75% of aluminium foil is
High-Barrier Pouches Market 2018 : Key Players American Pouch, Bemis, Bischof+Kl …
Bemis winning an FPA Award for its Lidocare pouch is one of the precedents highlighting the significance of innovation in high-barrier pouches market. Elaborating further, Bemis Company, Inc., one of the prominent players of high-barrier pouches market, had recently come up with a unique pouch manufactured with the help of the PerfecPharm™ P616, incorporated with the Bemis® CXB™ sealant. The product, endowed with high-barrier properties, has been deployed for the
Clifton Savings Bank Renews Comprehensive Bank Training Curriculum from Edcomm B …
Clifton Savings Bank has recently renewed its comprehensive bank training curriculum from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, March 31, 2011 -- Clifton Savings Bank has recently renewed its comprehensive bank training curriculum from Edcomm Banker’s Academy for a forth year. Banker’s Academy Unlimited will continue to be hosted and maintained by Edcomm Banker’s Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Link®. Banker’s Academy Unlimited, from Edcomm Banker’s Academy, provides every employee at