Skip to comments.Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years
Posted on 05/23/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years after comedian's sudden 'death'
In a tale no different from the likes of Elvis Presley sightings or Bigfoot, late comedy entertainer Andy Kaufman is said to be alive and living well in New Mexico.
Kaufman, whose abrupt cancer death in May of 1984 left fans, friends and foes alike wondering if it were all an act even at his funeral, would be 64-years old if alive today. For some, mysterious photos taken of a grey-haired man in Albuquerque suggest he
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“Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?”
WOW. Has it really been 27 years since he passed?! Sure doesn’t seem like it...
“Here I come to save the day”!
The rise of Zombie Kaufman.
All shall tremble in his wake.
Andy Kaufman has fans?
29 years actually. He died in 1984.
I found very little if anything funny about him
yes! both of them noticed this
I never cared for Andy Kaufman’s style of humor (if you could call it that.) I will say this, however: I thought Jim Carrey did a brilliant job portraying Andy Kaufman in the movie “Man On The Moon.”
He has a strong cult following. Especially among other comedians.
The thing that makes this different than Elvis sightings is that Kaufmann was notorious for playing tricks on his audiences. In a way, it’s very believable that he could have faked his own death, but part of me wonders just how long he’d carry out the “joke” before revealing it was all an act.
“Andy Kaufman has fans?”
Yes, some 12 volt and some 120 volt - DC and AC respectively...
He died from a Jerry Lawler pile driver.
it would be the funniest thing he ever did if he were to suddenly re-appear and say “I thought i was dead too, it turns out I was just in Albuquerque”
That whole Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler thing was weird.
Which shows you he wasn’t/isn’t very smart. Kind of like sticking your head into a lion’s mouth when he hasn’t eating in a very long time. There are going to be consequences.
I always believed it was a stunt. We’ll see. Coincidentally, I happened to be in NM when his “death” was announced, FWIW (not much!)
Post #15 was joking, he died of cancer.
I don’t care for either Kaufman or Carrey.
Some of his friends said at his service that this better not be one of his practical jokes like the elaborate wrestling one.
Latka Gravis is alive?
Not roll-on-the-floor funny but an enduring character that so well fits the NY experience.
Pretty sure Simka and the kids miss Latka....
Back in the day I was a waiter at the famous Carnegie Deli in NYC. He was there one night with a party of 8 and just sat at the end of the table staring straight ahead through the entire meal. He did not eat or say a word to anyone all night. Very strange guy.
15 years or so ago I read a book that made the case that Elvis is alive. It had all sorts of reasons, facts, and tidbits... And it really was quite convincing.
That whole Andy Kaufman/[insert anything here] thing was weird.
yeah, yeah, yeah...
Wow, uncanny. /S
The guy got up and lip synced the Mighty Mouse song on the hottest new show on TV. I’ll bet you he made a fortune out of pulling television’s chain.
Steve Allen, in a book about young comedians, made the comment that you could look into Andy Kaufman’s eyes and “not know who was driving.”
Neither do I, but for what it was, I have to give Carrey credit for the job he did in the movie.
I think it would be the height of hilarity, if Kaufman really DID fake his death, and resurfaced after three decades.
“Hey everybody, it’s me, Andy Kaufman! It was all a joke!”
And the masses reply, “Andy Who?”
Here he comes to save the day.
Tony Cliffton is still singing?
Yeah, most of us are kind of odd.
I thought he got killed by a wrassler or such? Anyways, who cares. My cat died 20 years ago, (I think).
You do know that Lawler was in on the whole thing right. He thought it was hilarious, and great promoting for wrestling which was still very regional at he time. Really you have to wonder how much of the success of the WWF/E came about because of that gag which made wrestling national for months.
I’m a big Kaufman fan. He was hilarious.
Just thinking about his Mighty Mouse routine makes me smile.
Saw him in concert at the University of South Florida in October, 1978. He did his Elvis — which was a fantastic impression. Finished the evening by wrestling several women.
I hope he’s still alive.
I watched my 3 or 4 Kaufmann movies in a single afternoon, and was amazed that my girlfriend quietly sat through them all, I think he was more of a guy thing though.
Andy Kaufman was a funny guy whose stage acts were mostly not very funny. Jose Jimenez would get him blackballed today.
Everyone knows Kaufman is still alive going by the name “Rob Reiner”, having murdered and replaced the original.
My of my favorite TV moments was on the Dick Van Dyke variety show. Andy Kaufman lost a Fonzie look alike contest to Joe Frazier.
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