FROM THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW ARCHIVES:
“The Ex-Terminator,” featuring Maya Rudolph & Jon Hamm
Great interview with Dave Chappelle before he fell off the face of the Earth
I’m from Hollywood (1989) 1h 8min
A documentary film about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. The film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza and interviews with comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry Lawler, wrestling commentator Lance Russell, and Kaufman’s best friend, Bob Zmuda. Other people seen in the film include TV host David Letterman and Jimmy Hart of Continental Wrestling Association. The film’s title refers to a phrase spoken by Kaufman to the Memphis wrestling audience. The documentary was directed by Kaufman’s girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, and Joe Orr. Kaufman himself began work with Margulies and Orr on the film in 1983, shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer. Margulies and Orr, at Kaufman’s request, finished I’m from Hollywood after the performer’s death.