Bob Zmuda met Andy Kaufman in 1974, when Bob was a struggling comic himself. Soon he began writing for Andy until his (supposed) death in ’84. For nearly 30 years, Bob has been the President and Founder of the charity, Comic Relief. Having raised over $80 million dollars for those in need, Comic Relief is well known for its HBO telethons hosted by Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal. Bob’s television appearances include Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Comic Relief telecasts and hosting several specials for Comedy Central and A&E. His acting credits include Punchline, Batman, Man on the Moon, D.C. Cab (which he also wrote), and The Number 23, again with Jim Carrey.A Grammy nominee and Emmy Award winner, Bob is also a bestselling author. His book, Andy Kaufman Revealed, made top 10 lists nationwide. For the last few years, Bob has been producing Kaufman’s alter ego, international singing sensation Tony Clifton, to sold out audiences. He is currently working on mounting the largest star-studded fundraiser ever for endangered wildlife worldwide.
Lynne Margulies artist and filmmaker, was Andy Kaufman’s partner, caretaker, and the love of his life until his death from lung cancer in 1984. Courtney Love portrayed Margulies in the Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon starring Jim Carrey. During the film’s production, Margulies worked closely with Carrey, giving him rare insight into the human side of Andy Kaufman. Margulies teaches fine art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is the codirector of the documentary film I’m From Hollywood, which chronicles Kaufman’s foray into the world of professional wrestling. Margulies, her musician husband, and their nine cats live on the Oregon coast.
As LYNNIE LEGEND, Lynne's debut music album HOWL is available now.
-Judd Apatow interview from 'Page Six' of NY Post, September 14, 2014
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