Thursday, May 20, 2004

For All the Non-Believers

DC said...

Why does anyone care if it's really him or not? What's the point of all the nasty names?

Zmuda and Lynne took out full-page ads to remind Andy of the date, and his promise to them, right? Everything they've done in the past 20 years, everything that Andy did in the 35 years before that, what was the point of it all? What was the point of Andy Kaufman's life?

Have fun.

So maybe this isn't really him. Maybe it is. But either way, I'm still smiling.

He's having fun. And because he's having fun, I am too. I wish that you could all, for just one second, let yourselves have fun with this.

Because somewhere in this world or the next, Andy Kaufman is laughing his ass off.


DC - the non-believers are what make this country great. They accept the spoon fed liberal mass media line all the way to the bank. People wonder why I'm doing this on a blog instead of just appearing on SNL or Dateline or something. Maybe the mainstream isn't ready for me to be back yet. Maybe I don't want to be back in the Hollywood limelight, whoring myself out for some guy in a dark suit at a nameless mega-corporation.

This may not be it for some of you, but one day you will wake up and see something that you never thought was possible. The world wasn't flat like you thought it was, or you figured out the earth is not in fact the center of the universe and rotates itself about the sun, or that wearing sunscreen really is a good idea.

On that day you'll thank Andy Kaufman. Until then, I'll be seeing you at Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and various truck stops throughout the country on my national tour.

177 comments:

DC said...

Thank you, Andy. Whoever, and wherever, you are.

Charlotte_Sometimes said...

Well said.

superman of doom said...

Look, man. I appreciate a good prank as much as anybody - hell, I fooled a couple hundred people into thinking that Weezer secretly released a CD called "Simpleton" last year... but come on - this isn't funny. What Zmuda did at the House of Blues and the Comedy Store, well, that was classy. Running this website is just lame.

Rest in Peace, Andy. Your magic will live on forever, and that is certainly no hoax.

I'll see you in Heaven if I make the list.

Xac said...

Im still a bit sceptical, but it did hit Yahoo! news. I'd like to see some nationwide news spots as proof though. It said something about ABC news doing an interview, is it gonna be on the air?

Bry said...

If this is really Andy Kaufman, this is the greatest gag EVAR played. If it is not Andy, but someone else taking advantage of the anniversary and what not, keep it coming. comedy is comedy, and this is what Andy would have wanted. You think when he said he would be back in 20 that he didn't have it in the back of his mind that if he was unable to (death is a finality pretty much) that there would be someone out there that would carry on Andy's brand of comedy and take advantage of this? Andy may not be alive (maybe?), but HIS SPIRIT IS, and I for one am glad it is. Andy was one of the greats, he should be remembered and all that.

Oh and Andy, if this is you, cheers and welcome home.

Will said...

I hope this is true. I could believe it, but I am more likely to believe this is somebody else pulling off a stunt with blogger that got them some attention. I was to young to appreciate Andy during his hay day. But I did catch a documentary about him on Comedy Central about 10 years ago that blew me away. I remember asking my parents all kinds of questions about him. He fascinated me so much. I was so excited when I heard about the Man on the Moon movie. Jim Carrey did a really good job from what I could tell from the older videos I had seen. If its reall you andy, kudos! I can't wait to see you in person. If this is some shmuck, good job ;) You pulled an Andy'esque stunt of your own. I am dieing to know more about the parents thing (real or not) as well as was Tony Clifton a real person as well as just you. MOTM made it seem like someone else took over the clifton roll after you died. And what about the money?! I'm sure the movie could of made you a pretty penny. How did you survive all this time? Again, I am skeptical but part of me hopes so badly this is the real thing

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Dead Hero said...

Let's face it, faking yoru own death, for 20 friggin years, must be the All-Time Greatest Prank. Ever. If it was ever done, Andy could, and WOULD, be the only one to do it. So if Andy's really alive and well, God bless him. This would make him the greatest legend the comic world has ever seen. Fucking brilliant. This would be the evidence that Andy not only pushed the envelope, but he tore it to shreads, lit them on fire, and used the ashes to make his morning tea.

That being said, if this isn't him. If Zmuda is yanking our collective chain, once again. I personally think, it comes in at a close Second All-Time Greatest Prank. Your best friend and comic partner fulfills a prank you left behind 20 years prior by making the world believe that you're still alive? Fucking brilliant as well. So if Andy's not really alive, and people really do begin to believe he is, God bless Bob.

For my part, I'm going to believe. And spread the word. If Andy's alive, I'm so happy to have witnessed the All-Time Greatest Prank ,and that Andy will finally get the recognition he always deserved as the King. And if Andy's not alive, I'll happily be a small part of pulling off the Second All-Time Greatest Prank.

Whoever is responsible for this all. Thank you.

Chris said...

Why not simply post a screenshot of your "new" look. Or why not release the DNA results as well as the company that took them? The problem is just saying you are Andy Kaufman is not good enough. Where is the undeniable proof? Your fans want this and I think its the least you can do to prove that you are indeed the "real deal".

Robert said...

i am a bit confused.Why not post a real picture or atleast if this is a hoax post some reasonable ideas.Andy was always unpredictable from what i understand but i don't think he would be so vague and predictable in his explanations.Now obviously if you want to shut people up why not put a real picture of yourself the way you look now.We need to see your face to believe it and if this is some loser who has nothing better to do than pose as a comic legend. that's sad.

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Chris Stilwell said...

If it is really Andy, congrats on the best prank of all time. I'm thinking it may not be really Andy, but I wouldn't put it past Andy to fool all of us into thinking he was really dead. But until there is definite proof, such as a recent photo without any costumes on, just Andy, I'll stay skeptical.

RedDwarf092179 said...

hey I am not sure if this is one big joke or if this is for real and Andy kaufman is back from the "dead" after 20 years either way I love it.If it is for real,great, what a great thing I mean dedication it took to stay hidden for 20 years.wow! lol Pure genius!! If it turns out to be a joke well still what better way to honor a man whose acts and methods were original and ahead of thier time. LOL So either way I love it. all i have to ask is will he have any shows in the New Orleans area i would love to go Sincerly,
Charles

SlimeTNR said...

Look here to see the last of Andy you will ever see
http://andykaufman.jvlnet.com/andydead.gif

Kyrene Ariadne said...

Zmuda denying it wouldn't be a good enough reason to discredit it.

I personally think it'd be even funnier to fake a death, then come back and make it look like a prank.

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CodeWarrior said...

Cool page. Andy Kaufman rules.

just chuck. said...

i always knew you were alive. come to chicago. you're my freaking hero.

CodeWarrior said...

Great page!

Ruby Cooter said...

Who is the guy in a black tshirt standing next to Clifton in the third photo?

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Blog Masta said...

This is really Steven Maddox - an Indiana hack trying to make it big - playing you all for fools. Don't let Steve suck you in. Andy is dead, and has been...

Troy said...

This is so damn funny... even if you're not Andy, he'd be proud of the mind f*ck everyone's going through right now. You have the amazing insight, and your comments are profound and intriguing. Amazing the genuinely human responses that people have had isn't it? Two complete polar opposites.

Count me in on those searching for you and character co. on your stops on the tour.

ShinyPlastic.com said...

I hope this site runs and runs, whether you are Andy or not it is a great tribute to the humor and long-lasting appeal of Andy Kaufman.

I have covered the "return from the dead" on my site: shinyplastic.com under the title "Blog you Vedy Much!".

Miss LaVey said...

Hey Andy.. you know what would be great? A live webcam where we can watch you surf the net, watch tv, scratch your nuts, etc.

Just an idea :)

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Porky Returns said...

Maybe it's you, maybe it's not

i liked the movie with Jim Carey, thought it was great - and sad

but after 20 years... who cares... if it's really you - great... if it's not - great. but either way - who really gives a crap anymore? it's been 20 years and there are better things to worry about than whether some guy faked his death that long ago.

you may say i'm not in the joke or whatever you want to say - but again, who cares?

Lola Granola said...

Welcome back Andy! The sun shines a little brighter now:) I, for one, believe...we all need a little hope.

MILK AND COOKIES FOR EVERYONE!

Buses are waiting outside to take you there:)

We missed you!

ludwig_van said...

Come on guys, stop asking for proof. I'll admit I was scratching my head for a little while at first, but it isn't terribly hard to see that this is a joke. But I guess if you still believe it now, you really want to believe it. I'm not out to spoil anyone's fun - I thought it was a clever joke at first, but come on, it's pretty lame now. What's this shit about the liberal mass media? Give me a break, drop the ruse, you're ruining any initial appeal of the prank.

Abby said...

Let's see some photos or film of this guy...

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Blog Masta said...

Come to http://andykaufmanisdead.blogspot.com and learn the real truth.

TommyD said...

We've all seen the snopes link, which holds as much water as an argument as this blog to be frank, and no one cares.

Tommy D

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TommyD said...

Yes, but as far as facts go, someone telling me that this blog is from Andy Kaufman and someone telling me it isn't, under these circumstances (death of a known hoaxer), hold the same weight

LaVarious said...

Welcome back, Andy. I hope you are ready to kick comedy in its pathetic lethargic ass. There is one question that came to mind when I heard you had returned and thought it would have been hilarious...Did you have any acting parts or were you cast as an extra in "Man on the Moon"?

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caramel man said...

Yo solo le pregunto:
¡¿PORQUE RESUCITÓ AHORA?!
¡¿NO VE LO DIFICIL QUE ES CONSEGUIR SU MATERIAL EN ESPAÑA?!
¡¡AHORA SERÁ MÁS CARO!!

Single I ask to him: BECAUSE HE REVIVED NOW!? HE DOES NOT SEE THE DIFICULT THAT IS TO OBTAIN THEIR MATERIAL IN SPAIN!? NOW HE WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE!

xD

freegreenjello said...

honestly, i dont care if its fake or not. just the IDEA makes me laugh! GENIUS

Annette said...

You're a fake. I could spend my afternoon explaining how I know and why I'm right, but that would ruin all my fun, and that's what this is all about right? Having a load of fun.

thealienz said...

This is Andy. I have the proof. Just read the entire blog and all comments. Is this not what he did? Make you question if what is happening is real or not. This is Andy. It should be a matter of him showing himself in public alive. It should be a matter of going to his grave and digging up the body.

DC said...

I'm not being emotional when I say this, and I'm not gullible.

Believe this is really him, or don't. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other. But by coming here just to "debunk" him, or decry him as being a "hack" from Indiana, you're not hurting anyone but yourself, because you're not allowing yourself to experience this for what it truly is.

It's fun. Play along; it's an amazing feeling.

Andy Kaufman's body may be dead and buried in a cemetary in upstate New York, but for just this one day, he's alive. Stop wasting the day trying to "prove" something. Just go with it.

Enjoy it while it lasts, because tomorrow he might be gone again. And if he is, then you can point fingers, and laugh at the gullible people, and tell everyone how smart you are. Tomorrow you can yell and scream and rant and rave. Tomorrow you can go right back to the way you were yesterday.

But today - even if just for today - Andy Kaufman is alive. And I, for one, am going to enjoy it and be grateful.

tori said...

hey Andy...wanna wrestle? :)

SecretWoman said...

Come to Canada!!!! :)

Midnight Transmission said...

welcome back Andy, nice to have you back. By the way, nice job..you fooled us all...wish i'd thought of that. Then again i don't think anyone would notice...cept my cat.

ludwig_van said...

"Yo solo le pregunto:
¡¿PORQUE RESUCITÓ AHORA?!
¡¿NO VE LO DIFICIL QUE ES CONSEGUIR SU MATERIAL EN ESPAÑA?!
¡¡AHORA SERÁ MÁS CARO!!"

The English translation you posted was not very good. I'm a little rust, but I'd say this is better:

Why did you come back to life now? Don't you see how difficult it is to obtain your material in Spain? Now I'll be more expensive!

J. M. Cornwell said...

I don't see why everythin thinks this is so strange. L. Ron Hubbard and a few of his cronies planned the exact same scenario, except first they would create a religion, makes lots of money, and fake their deaths so they could enjoy the fruits of their hoax. Andy Kaufman isn't the first man to plan and execute his own death -- or resurrection. The difference between fame and immortality? Whether you are remembered for a week or forever. Only time will tell whether Andy's stunt will garner him an extra 15 minutes or immortality.

Pyro kun said...

maybe if this didn't prey on the emotions of fans who really liked kaufman, everyone could have fun and go along with it, you got Gullible people coming here, just reading the posts and not the replies, thinking this man is now alive, and they're so happy and then when they find out its all Bull, they'll be crushed knowing its not kaufman who's pulling this joke, but some Wannabe

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xshanex said...

i hope this is real with every ounce of my being...

Robert said...

I mean come on if people think anybody copying kaufman is cool they are idiots.Atleast do something origional.It's one thing to keep his memory alive but let his family or media do that.Real fans or younger ones like me who actually wanna be comics or entertainers such as i do and will become can appreciate what the man did but.To an extent you have to create your own image and inspire a whole new generation with your own ideas.Kaufman did that to many others now it's time for whoever this is kaufman or whomever to come out.Either show a picture of you not in a costume and your face as it is now or some definative proof or just stop this sham.You can't expect to just say oops i was just having fun when this is major publicity to attract people by saying your kaufman

Ravana said...

(PRWEB) May 20, 2004 - Jesus alive and well, living in New York. "It was all a prank!", plans on taking international tour of small churches with L. Ron Hubbard.

Roseann said...

Not to mention the fact that all I had to do was look at the pictures on this site and I knew it wasn't him. The facial structure is all wrong. I agree with Pyro.

Bobby and/or lea said...

Andy thank you for all the work you have done.

you should get a Video cammer and video tape your life now

i would pay for a copy of it

Did jim carry know?

Jeff said...

Well OF COURSE it's really Andy. Here's why:

If he was dead, then how could he fake his return? So to say he's faking, is to admit that he's still alive.

I believe, Andy. I believe!

(I think I'm right about this. I hope he didn't fake his own birth. That would blow a hole in my theory)

Blog Masta said...

Jeff, you are a moron

Geo said...

All I can say is this; Andy if it is you;BRILLIANT!
If it's not, well, we'll see...

Regards,
Geo
http://www.livejournal.com/users/mysterg/

Suck It Trebeck said...

Andy lives. You can't deny it and if you do you are blind. Many people will joke that Elvis is alive, but they laugh and brush it aside. But when you say Andy Kaufman is alive you actually look into it. You say things like, "I wouldn't put it past him." or "It really wouldn't surprise me that much." Why? Because that's just the kind of guy Andy Kaufman is. The very fact that he is probably the only human who you can honestly say made you question whether they are truly dead... he will always live (at least as long as any normal life expectancy). Until 50 more years from now when more than likely you can say he dead without a doubt (due to age), we will always question whether he is alive or not. Think about it... all you nay-sayers probably checked this site out because you heard about Kaufman returning. To you, it was feasible enough to check out and investigate. If someone told me that there was a website from Elvis claiming to be alive... I wouldn't even bother dialing up to the internet. But Kaufman has us all hooked. The joke is on us. We will always question Kaufman's existance... and I think that that is exactly what Andy wanted. So if this be the real Andy... he is playing me for the fool that I am, just like he always has. And if for some reason it is someone else (which I doubt) then they are doing this in respect to Andy... they are keeping him alive.

Ricky said...

Hey Latka, the intrest on your gambling debt is still 3 percent a week. Whata ya say? You gonna pay anytime soon? PAY HERE! I asure you, we ain't waiting another 20 years!

PotVsKtl said...

Doesn't it seem like the real Andy would be funny?

Emily White said...

First of all, if this is indeed Andy Kaufman, my mom loves you. (She thinks you two should get married...) Also, we've all heard that you're alive and well and what you've been doing while you've been gone, but what we haven't heard is why and HOW. How the hell did you fake a death, a burial?! Thank you. *Welcome Home*

dark johnson said...

Hey, if the interest in this story proves one thing, he's very much alive.

Thank you very much.

caramel man said...

thanks, ludwin

Patrick said...

Hey, Andy! If you make it to Burbank, stop by the Starbuck's inside the Disney Channel building and I'll buy you a venti latte'. And a bagel. Oy.

theunit27 said...

hey, andy...glad your back! the world needs you. no one laughs anymore.

Clint said...

I am so confused... Is this real or is it a hoax?

Blog Masta said...

Hoax. http://andykaufmanisdead.blogspot.com

S.C.Faulkner said...

hahahhaah, foools.
If he shows proof either way, the stunt is broken, showing evidence that is indeterminate is the basis of all great conspiracies.

God Bless you Andy!

Even if you're dead, I still believe this is you.
-seamus

I am alive too! said...

LOL. This is truly funny. Made my day. Thank you. Whoever you are /wink.

Justin said...

I think this world needs someone like Andy right now, we all need a prank pulled on us , real or not, itll make people smile, and for get about all the hate and prejustice going on in this world, at least for a little while.So just smile, if its real or not, the jokes on us,and if your not laughing ,then you just dont get the joke

anna said...

has anyone noticed that the drudge report link takes you you to

www.drudgereTORT.com?

not

www.drudgerePORT.com?

nicely done, but i'm not sold.

pussguzzler said...

Andy Kaufman would have loved (or will love) The Good Flame's FREE CD at www.thegoodflame.com. It's a mix of Andy's love of music and his love of bad-guy wrestling, and it's the FREEIST THING I'VE EVER SEEN!!!

Pyro kun said...

wow, you guys truly are blind, the man's friggin dead, i hate to break your hopes and dreams but the man is dead, the only reason i came to this site is my friend was hysterical after reading this, and i was excited as well with a big laugh, i come here to see evidence and all i get is a halfassed wannabe trying to pull a hoax i know the real andy kaufman could of done a thousand times better, i mean christ, look at some of his replies, i doubt andy would even talk like that, especially some of the phrases he uses.

i'm sorry but the evidence is weighed in heavily against this being the really andy kaufman, get your heads out of the gutter and think a little, put your emotions aside and look at this from a different view.

Dipshitt said...

There it is then - Off we go to dig up old Andy and find the truth.

Pyro kun said...

yes anna, i noticed it too, and it just shows how Bs this is.

Emily White said...

Because I'm sure you guys all know Andy Kaufman personally. Honestly. He said he was coming back. And maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. It isn't really the point that he did or didn't. The fact is, even the smallest rumor that THE ANDY KAUFMAN is alive sends people into such a crazed frenzy. Hell, if he's back, I'm damn glad. But if he's not, than even in his death, he's pulled the greatest stunt ever. And that's true. Andy Kaufman's soul was poured into his work, and if he could come back from the dead, I sure as hell hope he would.

fink said...

I am so disappointed. I tried to ignore all the contradictions just so I could believe this. I agree that this is what the world needs: a good prank. This kind of put things in perspective for me.

-fink

http://www.finktank3000.com
Pissing off the Right AND the Left.

Jovi said...

Listen, I dont know if you are Andy Kaufman or not, but you ARE. Whether physically him or not, who really cares. You are keeping Andy's promise whether you are him or not, and either way should go down in history.
In a way, I hope you arent him, I hope you just become this infamous B-movie esque legend that spends his time getting "spotted" at Wal Marts. That would be awesome, gives me something to do when I stop on my way home from work at 4 in the morning.
Thank you for taking our attention away from the boring same old movie star, who gives a shit news, and the "hey we shouldnt have done that" BREAKTHROUGH with those photos of Iraqi prisoners, like its the only thing we shouldnt have done.
You are awesome. What you SHOULD do is make an appearance with my band at a local show full of kids who are debating hardcore whether its you or not. www.hxcmp3.com/murder4hire is my band. Listen to it...and seriously, email me if you are interested in a low key secret appearance in Central Pennsylvania. sean_jovi@hotmail.com

Yaox said...

Laugh
This is the best ever :D

I just finished writting a poem on non-comformity for english... Thankfully I do recognize the significance, but I am neither liberal nore conservative. I'm a human being who does what he likes.

Bry said...

Hey, I heard that Andy was a big King's X fan. Check them out at www.kingsxonline.com

Maikeru, Wagonhead of the Gravy Train said...

A shame that this isn't real. I really want to believe Andy is alive and well to fool us all, but... even if he were, I think he would let nobody know and just appear out of nowhere without letting anyone know who he was, content that nobody has a clue that they just got the wool pulled over their eyes.

Taking that into consideration, the press release and this blog are making it too open and "Ha-Fooled-You" to be anything but what what Snopes confirmed it to be just a few hours ago: A hoax.

Nice try, you had me hoping it was true even though all logic pointed to otherwise...

Jovi said...

Oh, and for the record, this is introducing andy to even MORE people, like myself.
I am only 21, never saw Taxi or anything, and I absolutely abhor Jim Carrey AND I hated that REM song even more...so therefore I refused to go see that movie, and still will never watch it, so there.

Nick said...

It doesn't really matter whether this is really Andy or not, whether he's alive or dead.
All that matters is what you believe. If you believe Andy Kaufman is dead - fine, it's good to believe in something, but don't try and spoil it for those who believe he's alive and that this is him. That's equally as important.

As with everything else, it's good to have beliefs, but bad to try and force them on everybody else.

Dis

superman of doom said...

The joke's over. There is a difference between "playing along" and actually trying to "believe" something like this. I'm sure Andy had a nice chuckle watching down on us and seeing this all unfold. Andy Kaufman has passed on... he is no longer with us on this Earth, but that does not mean he can't be with us in spirit.

Play a prank on your friends, sing a song, or make a movie... do anything you want to help Andy's legend live on, but please... PLEASE be smart enough to realize that if Andy were truly alive and "returned" right now it would be ALL OVER the news.

spusan said...

Exciting. I don't understand the big fuss but this will be the most amazing hoax/prank whether it's true or not!

I don't know Andy Kaufman other than from Taxi, which I watched like an addict as a child. My favorite episode has got to be when they're getting their citizenship and they get into that huge fight over what was the last movie they watched!

You should come to Kingston, Ontario in September to Queen's University. It's in Canada. I can get in on this once-in-a-lifetime event! I can even give you a tour of the university :D. And if you're just an impersonator, who needs to know besides you and me ;).

golfwidow said...

I hope this *is* a hoax, actually. It'd be a lot easier to stomach someone pulling off an outrageous spoof of this nature than to have to face the possibility of one more person in this world playing with people's emotions - like his parents and loved ones - for fun and profit.

Fake Taker said...

You are an amazing con man. Andy Kaufman is dead and I can prove it. I worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on 16 May 1984. Remember, the day you died?

Alex said...

Dude, This rules...Andy or not i'm having lots of fun with this and am all Excited and shit. Like wo'

Go andy, Come to the starbucks accross the street from my apt here in Chula Vista.

Your the only reason i'd ever step foot in one of the places.... (i don't enjoy starbucks, or what they do to independent businesses and there farm workers)

Carlos said...

If it is you, thank you for keeping us guessing. If it isn't, thank you for keeping us guessing. If it is Ann Coulter, please drop dead, and don't leave us guessing.

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Jonathan said...

Some people believe in God.
Some people believe in Santa Claus.
Some people believe in Andy Kaufman.

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Kevin said...

I have posted some of this site on my own blog...

http://kevinmccurrach.blogspot.com

If this is the real Andy, welcome back.

If this is some guy hoping for a cheap laugh,
keep it up. You're making us happy anyway.

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Jeff Crowe said...

It's so OBVIOUS what's going on here. Obviously Andy, from his position of comfortable, anonymous retirement in his secret compound in Azerbaijan, has put this guy up to the whole "My death was a Hoax, and now I'm back..." thing. I'm sure he'll stage a few more false returns prior to REALLY coming back, and those of us (like me) with access to the secret Azerbaijani compound will let you all know that it's really him.

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anthony said...

This is one of those things that I'll have to see with my own eyes.

Death said...

As much as I want to believe this I have trouble... I mean it's like believeing in Santa Claus....

In spirit he's alive but in reality he's not.

If you are Andy I would suggest doing an interview with 20/20 or going on David Letterman.

People will have a lot of questions...

hdskate said...

Game Over. The post about you paying off Snopes to write an article is gone after so many people pointed out how stupid it is. Isn't that weird?

Pyro kun said...

hah, he deleted the last two entries! this just shows he's full of it, all the evidence was presented there to show he was a fake!

deadfiller said...

If by some comedic miracle this is a out of hiding Andy, I certainly hope you decided to make the Tony Clifton Story. That has to be one of the funniest scripts I've ever read.

Pyro kun said...

look at that, your ass got DEBUNKED, HAHA, hoax OVER you lose,

Justice for andy kaufman has been served, no fack ass poser like you could pull it off like andy could.

Scarlet spidey said...

Guys, why are you coming here to call him a fraud?
This is fun regaurdless of if it is Andy, just have some god damn fun, we all need it right now.
Andy, you rock so much!

Robert said...

nowi thinkit's over.you want yourproof wellyoudeleted thelast entry youhadand you knew everyone was postingabouthow stupidit was to say ohipayed off the guys who wrote that my return was a hoax on purpose.so why not just end it now and say who you really are.for a hoax this was pretty lame i mean hell it didn't even last 2 days before you slipped up

Chaz said...

Social Security Death Index Search Results
72,265,659 Records — Updated through January 2004
The most full-featured SSDI search engine on the internet.

SSN 112-36-5432 0
Last Name KAUFMAN Scanned
First Name ANDREW Scanned
Birth Date 01171949 Scanned
Death Year 1984 Scanned
Death Month 05 Scanned
Last City LOS ANGELES Scanned
Last State CA Scanned

Nothing found.

Knavish Rogue said...

Wow. Better than Elvis. Better than Warhol. I am impressed.

Pyro kun said...

its not fun, its not fun at all, this is playing with peoples emotions, especially for people who cared about andy kaufman.

Scarlet spidey said...

If you say so, Pyro.
All I know is the second I saw this I was so happy!
I don't care if it's him or not, I am really enjoying this!
You all should too.

DC said...

Jesus, Pyro, Andy Kaufman made his living playing with people's emotions.

Give it a rest, will ya?

Scarlet spidey said...

DC's right, this is exactly what Andy would have wanted.
Maybe minus all the assholes coming here though.

Fake Taker said...

Where did the post of you saying this about the snopes post go:

"I actually paid off the guy to write that snopes piece in order to stir up controversy.

Trust me, it's not easy being bigger than Jesus Christ right now. Everyone wants me on their show to make my first public television appearance. Which one would you guys suggest?

As far as the criticism in the snopes piece, all I can say is that in 5 years I will still be known as Andy Kaufman, the guy who pulled off the greatest comedy prank in the history of mankind, and the snopes guys will still be pointing out what's patently obvious to any semi-intelligent 13 year-old.

That being said, all the non-believers are still forgetting that they are dealing with a meta-prankster in me here. Just look at my record--I'm the kind of mad genius that would always leave you wondering. How boring would this be if it were plastered all over CNN and SNL and there were zero doubts left in any rational persons mind?

I would never be so dull as to leave my comic immortality up to such a lame and pathetic return to the screen."

Rob Pongi said...

The return of the one and only Mr. Andy Kaufman is the best news that I have heard in, well, 20 years!


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Scott said...

Dead or alive? Who gives a rip? And, dead 20 years? I saw some of your later performances and you really died about 25 years ago. You were always an annoying hack. I respect pushing the boundaries and knocking the status quo, but you just weren't funny. Anyone can be odd, you were just an a**hole. Excuse me, ARE an a**hole. Just promise you'll never play the bongo set again. Or sing. Or reprise Latka. Man, the list goes on....
Or maybe that's just me swallowing all the "liberal media spoon fed" noise. Gee, imagine that, after disliking you all those years simply for your lousy comedy scam, I didn't even realize you were also a close-minded neo-con.

RightSensible said...

i'm all for the starbucks and walmart tour. could try fitting subway into your schedule? true. the subway i work at is right next to walmart, but i dont feel like walking.

RightSensible said...

ps. pyro, it must feel so wonderful to be sooo right.

Fake Taker said...

YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!

YOU ARE SO STUPID!

YOU WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING!

NO EVIDENCE!

NO PROOF!

AND YOU WONDER WHY NO ONE LIKE AMERICANS...!

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU, WHI ARE SO FUCKING STUPID!

YOU GIVE US ALL A BAD NAME!

Mandolin said...

Well Mr. Kaufman, you pulled off a large prank. You fooled all of America. Being a fan of you're re-watching episodes of Taxi, I'm happy that you're alive and well, yet hurt. I understand not wanting to be in the "big light" anymore, but couldn't you have just went on a sabbatical? Look at most other Hollywood actors and well know people, they stepped down to enjoy their personal time. Faking a death is upsetting. We mourned, we cried, we hurt knowing that a legend comedian and well-respected person was taken from us only to resurface as a "prank" is frustrating. I know you were famous for you jokes and pranks, but death is no laughing manner.

I'm overjoyed that you are alive and well. But I also hope that my writing has opened a little insight. Most people are overwhelmed with this news. People don't know how to react. I personally think you should apologize for fooling with emotions.

wing said...

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/story/0,1259,---21571,00.html

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/k/Andy%20Kauffman/dc.jpg

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/kaufman.asp

"If the real Andy Kaufman were back, his story would be picked up by every major news service in the U.S. and a good many abroad, not merely a single "anybody can submit a story" free publicity service. And if the real Andy Kaufman genuinely wanted to demonstrate he was still alive, just one public appearance would serve that purpose far more convincingly than an unverifiable DNA test. Most important, if the Andy Kaufman I remember — the brilliant, unpredictable, erratic, and unique comic genius — had finally emerged from hiding twenty years after faking his own death, I have no doubts that he'd find a much more imaginative way of revealing his return than a free press release and a rather ordinary blog."

andy.kaufman said...

http://andykaufman.blogspot.com/

Shavo said...

Oi Oi Oi
Andy , if this is Andy, and i do believe this is.
Thank you for coming back.
Elvis never came back.
Kurt Cobain nor Tupac Have come back.
Jesus is yet to return.
Paul McCartney came back.......but he was never really declared dead.
Thank you for making me believe the dead ca rise.
Thank you
Shavo

- Island Guy said...

Absolute insanity...

I do not care if this is the real Andy Kaufman or if this is just a fake... However if it is really you, and you really do check this site and write on it. You my friend, are a God among men. I can't give enough thanks for the things you have done to inspire everyone and make them laugh :). Truely your mind is one step ahead of everyones.

And if this is just some guy ... the homage to Andy is spectacular. You really have people got ... and continue the good work, it's good to know somebody out there respects this man enough to do something like this in his memory


ROCK ON!

billybob said...

I know why there are no recent pictures of Andy on this site. It is because he was cryogenically frozen these past 20 years, and when he was thawed out he looked exactly like Burgess Meredith. So know one would believe it was Andy anyway.

Humans are ignorant said...

THIS IS A HOAX
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/kaufman.asp
STOP BEING SO GULLABLE

RightSensible said...

stop being so obnoxious

dude said...

This site is fake, andy kaufman is not alive. DC is the same "author" as jacobschatter.blogspot.com, who created a fraudulent satire of a computer zealot who did everything he could to hide his identity, until he was fed up and everybody gave proof he was fake and he didn't want to hold up the charade anymore. When the blog was over, "the author" posted on jacobschatter about how we killed him and how it was all a fake, the exact same thing DC is saying now, we killed him. As soon as jacobschatter goes down this site goes up, coincedence i think not.

RightSensible said...

dude....move on....it'll be "ok"

Jaidlynrose said...

dude said...
This site is fake, andy kaufman is not alive. DC is the same "author" as jacobschatter.blogspot.com, who created a fraudulent satire of a computer zealot who did everything he could to hide his identity, until he was fed up and everybody gave proof he was fake and he didn't want to hold up the charade anymore. When the blog was over, "the author" posted on jacobschatter about how we killed him and how it was all a fake, the exact same thing DC is saying now, we killed him. As soon as jacobschatter goes down this site goes up, coincedence i think not.
Dude. You could never be more wrong. LMFAO

to D.C. Wow babe your famous!

DC said...

This site is fake, andy kaufman is not alive. DC is the same "author" as jacobschatter.blogspot.com, who created a fraudulent satire of a computer zealot who did everything he could to hide his identity, until he was fed up and everybody gave proof he was fake and he didn't want to hold up the charade anymore. When the blog was over, "the author" posted on jacobschatter about how we killed him and how it was all a fake, the exact same thing DC is saying now, we killed him. As soon as jacobschatter goes down this site goes up, coincedence i think not.What's a jacobschatter?

There are quite a few people reading this site who know exactly who I am, and I'm sorry to say it, but I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Doctor_Spankenstein said...

Andy, just give me the Wal-Mart/truck-stop tour schedule. You know...9:12PM-9:17PM May 31, Wal-Mart in Austin TX in the women's shoes section. Waving from a passing blimp directly above Bill's House of Cheese on Route 27, Westerberk, Oklahoma. That sort of thing. I'll be there.

Bill said...

Can't believe that someone still believes the media are spoon-fed liberals.

Media are cost and profit conscious assholes looking for the quickest buck. Believe me, if they thought that the resurrection of Andy would get them a fast buck, they'd be all over this blog.

Kimmy said...

Hey Andy, Welcome back babe! You are a comedic genious and I've always believed in you.. and if you ever want to come to the belleville ontario walmart, lemme know I will be there rootin you on hun, and Don't ever change Andy, you are great

The Watchful Raven said...

"Because somewhere in this world or the next, Andy Kaufman is laughing his ass off."

aint it the truth brother! does it matter whether or not he's dead or alive? there are people out there that still think elvis is alive..why not andy? and even if he's dead, why not honor him like this? there are elvis impersonators..why not an andy kaufman online blog impersonator? in the end i know i'm smiling and i know alot of you guyz out there r too and in the end isnt that what matters?

Toxic said...

If only it was true, how would you feel if Andy Kaufman emailed you?

Then again what do I know, it's a nice thought , heres hoping.

P.S Your almost as famous as Captain Lazonby Threpwell is in my home town.

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Tripps said...

To me, it doesn't sound like the voice of Andy. But I could be wrong.




Whether it's Andy or not, this guy sure is getting alot of hits.

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Woody said...

I just did a WHOIS search on the andykaufmanreturns.com and it was listed to Anthony Clifton. But, the address is for the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. I also called the phone number, I asked for Tony and they did not know who he was. I would love to believe Andy is back but I'm having a hard time believing it. Would Andy have a current Photo, not in the character of Tony?

Pete said...

Hey Andy, if, while you're touring Wal-Mart and Starbucks, you happen to be close to the Canadian border, cross over and give a few of our Tim Horton's a shot, eh?

G. Copeland said...

A shame so many people are so fast to point fingers, make accusations and talk so much rediculous garbage. Alive or dead what's the point of voicing your opinion if you don't even use the common sense God gave a carrot. Andy said he'd sumbit to DNA testing etc did he not? Well then all non-believeers without further adeu... I give you the proof you've all been waiting for...ladies and gentleman and jerks all around the globe....the one, the only..the LIVING Andy Kaufman.

Welcome back Andy.


Wed May 19, 9:00 AM ET


New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2004 -- Twenty years ago, on May 16, 1984, most of the world believed that we had lost a comedic legend forever. This has turned out to be what will inevitably be known as the greatest comic prank ever conceived. Andy Kaufman, by all accounts, is alive and well at age 55 and is now living in New York City on the upper west side. To his loyal supporters and fans, Andy says "sorry about faking my death," in a recent interview with ABC News at his apartment. In order to reach legendary comic status and seal his place in the history of performance art, he said it was "necessary to go away for twenty years."

Andy Kaufman's official site has been launched at:
http://andykaufmanreturns.blogspot.com/

Even though he has technically returned, Andy says that he plans to maintain his low key lifestyle that he has led for the past twenty years. He has resumed contact with friends and family. Fearing the possibility of this scenario and the potential for another hoax, Kaufman's family has contracted with independent auditors Ernst & Young to determine if this in fact the real Andy Kaufman. He has subjected himself to medical examination and submitted DNA, hair, blood and fingerprint samples to the auditors. Ernst & Young and the Kaufman family report that with a 99% probability, this is indeed the real Andy Kaufman. His mother says, "It's good to have Andy back."

G. Copeland said...

One last comment...this one's for Faker Taker....how bout some humble pie pal? No? Well then just have a coke and a smile and shut the hell up. Congratulations you just made the "Biggest Jack Asses of All Time" list. Andy - visit this guy's house and take a dump on his front lawn. Maybe since he claims he worked at the hospital at the time of your "death" he'l recognize the smell or something.

G. Copeland said...

I think I may have to retract my own statement and posting in thinkin Kaufman is actually behind this site....As a student of law and a damn good profiler....the posting of this person suggest a particlar type of demeanor or personality if you will...however those heinous pictures now posted on the main page of this site now suggest either one of two things, either the sites been hacked or we've all been had. The combination of those pictures posted and the comments and manor in which the person posting the Andy Kaufman comments, conflict. Merely posting those pictures completely takes away from the "mood" of the person posting on this website suggesting whomeever is doing this is most definitely trying to grab attention. I do't really believe anyone attempting any sort of resurrection of self in the special case of Andy Kaufman would post such extreme photos such as that,, "Andy Kaufman" himself as well as other agencies have debunked the entire yahoo report about the dna testing and the report apparently comes froma gossip tabloid newswire which is how it was submitted to yahoo to begin with. There once again is absolutely no credibility to this claim. So we decide, faker or Andy the reactionist?

siuvhne_fitzclansai said...

I'm not so much concerned with the REALITY of this "resurrection". More so the reaction it's gotten from the world. The time was ripe for such a thing ... what with glabal media available even in countries still fighting for democracy. The fact that this blog has attracted nearly a million hits and many thousands of comments says ONE thing to me. Someone (maybe Andy ... maybe not) is exploiting the media for his own purposes. Thank god it's a practical joker and not some terrorist. At least expose the media for the idiots they are ... especially if this ISN'T Andy. And if it is...the major news networks will be eatin' crow as soon as he shows his REAL face sans makeup.

Nathan Tyree said...

I belive Andy. I believe.

Jane said...

Liberal mass media?? LIBERAL??!!! Now _that's_ unbelievable. If the mass media were "liberal" then Americans wouldn't be duped into believeing that American kids are dying to "defend our freedom" in Iraq.

Now, Andy being alive on the other hand....that I can believe.

jen said...

Well, I don't think I'm the only one, but... liberal media?? Whatever. I don't think so. Liberal media, my spoon-fed ass.

R said...

Just dropping in to say that if there were ever a time for Andy Kaufman to return this is it.

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Andy Kaufman said...

Hello everyone. I'd like to confess something...when I made this blog, I figured it would be a good joke for my friends. I was wrong. It turned into a nationwide sensation. I've received death threats.

As a result, I'll tell you all the truth: I'm not Andy Kaufman. My name is Robert Jones and I am 16. Please don't be mad but I saw MAN ON THE MOON last week on TV and my dad told me how Kaufman's 20th anniversary was coming up...so I thought I'd pull a prank for my friends who saw the movie. I couldn't believe when it was posted on Yahoo!

Read andykaufmanhoax.blogspot.com for proof that I was just joking around. Sorry again!

- Bobby

wishbone said...

i just read AK's confessed hoax. you do write like you're 16. but then again, you still could be andy. nice job. andy played the everlasting prank.

Jonwonbon De 3rd said...

I think for someone who wanted to perform and entertain his whole life as Andy did, why would he throw it all away buy faking his own death then try and get it all back 20years later on website? Everyone knows ANYBODY can be anybody else on the internet so until i see Andy on prime time TV again, i dont belive your him. Sorry dude. Good gag though!

Casey Ward said...

If Curt Cobain faked his death it would make sense considering he died ten years after (19994) kaufman and Courtney played Jim carrey (Kaufmans) girl in man on the Moon movie and Micheal Stipe (REM) made the soundtrack for the film
Heres a truckstop instead of St. Peter ...hes playing truckstops and hes not dead..talk to me brutha


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Rebekah Webb said...

I know the truth:

You are really a purple monkey from the planet Mars. You have come to rob the Earth of its supply of swizzle sticks!

Well, I tell you, you can't have 'em! Those are our swizzle sticks and we will fight for them untill our last breath.

P.S. You can have all the pickles and mustard you want. I hate that stuff.

DJ JEM1N1 SM1TH said...

Well I kinda believe this is Andy yet I don't I think more proof is in order provide more proof

DJ JEM1N1 SM1TH said...

Andy did pull off the ultimate prank he made people argue over if he was dead or alive.

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Sickmind Fraud said...

Now that we will probably never hear from this Andy again, you might as well do something useful, and check out Psych Watch, or for that matter, visit a site of someone who does deserve some help and attention

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Sebastian said...

This is to all of you including Andy...let us not be in the matrix of divide and rule. They tell us we have freedom of speech ....freedom of speech against each other, thats what every constitutional tells.

Read nonjudgementally and investigate, Condemnation without investigation is the hghest form of ignorance. We are perfect humans with multitudes of wisdom.

Let not the one the first nail that stands out be the first one to be hammered, embrace what offers love and oneness, this is the only strenght on our current existence thats not taxable. They havent discovered how to tax the feeling of infinite loving yet...no pros no cons just oneness. Abundance of information be our tool. Personal investigation be our map.

Let the heathens be one with the disciples. Thank yourself for the power you gave to yourself, the power to sit in front of a machine and say something. You are all heard. Infinite Love with the absence of all kinds of fear ( god, death, heaven or hell).
Give back to yourself what is your original birthmark, the sovereignty over yourself. Embrace each uniqueness and love infinitely. Love thyself most unconditionally. You are on top of your mind. Tell yourself what to think at all times. Smile because we are chosen to be in the most interesting times of humanity. And...Infinite Love is the only truth ...everything else are manipulated illusions...

thanks andy for this page...a number of people will see these writings

Sebastian said...

This is to all of you including Andy...let us not be in the matrix of divide and rule. They tell us we have freedom of speech ....freedom of speech against each other, thats what every constitutional tells.

Read nonjudgementally and investigate, Condemnation without investigation is the hghest form of ignorance. We are perfect humans with multitudes of wisdom.

Let not the first nail that stands out be the first one to be hammered, embrace what offers love and oneness, this is the only strenght on our current existence thats not taxable. They havent discovered how to tax the feeling of infinite loving yet...no pros no cons just oneness. Abundance of information be our tool. Personal investigation be our map.

Let the heathens be one with the disciples. Thank yourself for the power you gave to yourself, the power to sit in front of a machine and say something. You are all heard. Infinite Love with the absence of all kinds of fear ( god, death, heaven or hell).
Give back to yourself what is your original birthmark, the sovereignty over yourself. Embrace each uniqueness and love infinitely. Love thyself most unconditionally. You are on top of your mind. Tell yourself what to think at all times. Smile because we are chosen to be in the most interesting times of humanity. And...Infinite Love is the only truth ...everything else are manipulated illusions...

thanks andy for this page...a number of people will see these writings

Andrew Bechtol said...

I'm not one to immediately believe something, but if this giant hoax of a death is true, and your death was a complete fake - I laugh. I find it hilarious that it actually suceeded, and you're back.

If this is really true, I want to stamp my name on this blog and let everyone know that I was here. And that I knew about it, before the general public does.

Aaron said...

Andy Kaufman is dead, and here is the proofOn 16 May 1984, a 35-year-old Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His remains were returned to New York for interment at Beth David Cemetery. His death certificate and gravesiteare available online for viewing.

The 20th anniversary of Kaufman's death has provided the occasion for some "Andy Kaufman is alive!" rumors, fueled primarily by this blog and a press release (widely distributed via Yahoo!) proclaiming that he has emerged from hiding two decades after faking his death — accounts supposedly confirmed by his having given an interview to ABC and submitted to (and passed) DNA testing. And all of this screams of being a very un-Kaufman-like publicity stunt.

The "celebrity-died-young actually faked his own death to drop out of the public eye" rumor has long since been milked for all its worth. Every decade sees it applied to at least one prominent entertainer — James Dean, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur. They're all dead, and they're not coming back. Ever. That someone issued a press release proclaiming Andy Kaufman to be alive signifies nothing other than an attempt to capitalize on the confusion his bizarre performance style sowed during his lifetime. (Heck, if anybody was capable of faking his own death, it was that crazy old Andy Kaufman, right?) The releasing agency, PRWeb, is a free wire service that will distribute anyone's press release, about anything, free of charge. (Another recent PRWeb release — "Ambassador From Mars Receives 181,634 Spam Emails; Says 'Earthlings Are Not Ready' and Takes First Available Saucer Back Home" — demonstrates that nothing is considered too silly to be distributed on their wire service.)

(Note that the putative Andy Kaufman blog now disclaims that, contrary to details provided in the press release, he was not interviewed by ABC, and the alleged DNA testing was not conducted by the auditing firm of Ernst & Young. This seems rather transparently indicative of someone's having to backpedal after receiving complaints from companies disgruntled at having their names associated with a hoax, or at the very least of having to explain away why no one else has been able to confirm the same information.)

The supposed recent photographs of Andy (appearing as Tony Clifton, his abusive lounge singer character) displayed in the blog were taken from a May 2004 Andy Kaufman tribute event, during which Kaufman's friend and writing partner, Bob Zmuda, played Tony Clifton. Zmuda himself said, during a 1999 interview:
"The hoax and the practical joke are lost art forms." But did Andy Kaufman pull one last stunt on his deathbed at age 35? No, says Zmuda. "Andy Kaufman is dead. He’s not in some truck stop with Elvis." While Kaufman tinkered with the idea, tells Zmuda, he never brought it up again.This comment post is just a summary of the actual post found on Snopes.com.

Iamandykaufman said...

Iamandynottony.blogspot.com This is Andy for those wondering I am still alive Contrary to the Andy Kaufman hoax website. The guy who did this website is a good guy a great fan but i want the truth out. and why i can't go on tv. visit Iamandynottony.blogspot.com

AGK

amy mercoff said...

Hi,
I am not Andy Kaufman.
I am not Amy Mercoff either.
And I am not Tony Clifton.
So long, Andy.

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sean said...

u r a sad person! even if he was alive it wudnt matter. i dont know if its just an american thing but andy kaufman was never funny or entertaining. sad bastard