May 19, 2004

Andy Kaufman? Bull.

Someone claiming to be the late Andy Kaufman surfaced this week, 20 years after the comic's death.

Before he died, Kaufman claimed he'd return "twenty years from now" -- which would be May 16, 2004.

Well, someone is following through on Kaufman's stunt.

Sorry about faking my death. I always knew my biggest supporters would play along until it was the right time for me to return. Yesterday, being the 20th anniversary, was a long enough time to go away. No one has ever gone away that long before. I've been documenting my adventures for the last twenty years in journals and will be posting some of the best stories from here. Mostly though, I've just been practicing transcendental meditation throughout various parts of the world while working odd jobs and keeping a low profile.

Now for your obvious first question. "How can I know this is the real Andy Kaufman, and not some prankster punk kid?" Well, all I can say is that definitive proof that I am the real Andy Kaufman will be forthcoming. For now, you'll just have to trust me.

It's good to be back.

I dunno. Stranger things have happened.

But color me beyond skeptical.

Posted by mhking at May 19, 2004 11:26 PM

The real Kaufman would undoubtedly have approved of such a hoax. But yeah, hoax is the obvious explanation.

Posted by: Crank at May 20, 2004 02:28 PM
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