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Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’

Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage [...]

By Harry Waksberg

A Lorne Michaels Biography Is in the Works from Susan Morrison

There are plenty of books out there for SNL fans, and now there's a new one to look forward to: an authorized biography of Lorne Michaels. According to The New York Times, Random House has acquired a biography of Michaels, which will be written [...]

By Megh Wright

Watch Chris O’Dowd Improvise His Biography

Here's Chris O'Dowd in Improvised Biography, a web series from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in which famous people, um, improvise their biographies. As you'd expect, O'Dowd's life story involves the horrific accident his grandmother had while [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Other Belushi Biographer Breaks Down ‘Wired’

Journalist Bob Woodward's journalistic tactics were called into question a couple weeks ago over a dispute with the White House, and Tanner Colby has taken this as an opportunity to analyze Woodward's reviled 1984 John Belushi biography Wired [...]

By Bradford Evans