Andy Kaufman Is Actually Dead, Still Screwing With People’s Minds
We try to sort out who is hoaxing who.
The world was abuzz earlier this week when Michael Kaufman, brother of legendary comedian, actor, and trickster, announced that he had received a letter from this brother, confirming that he was in fact, alive and well – living a life of solitude with a family. In fact, he sent out his oldest daughter to deliver his message at the Andy Kaufman Awards in New York.
Well, now, Michael Kaufman has said that he’s been the victim of a hoax, about the very death hoax he thought he was being hoaxed about to begin with. He doesn’t know who is at the heart of this hoax, but they seem to know a lot about Andy’s relationship with his brother, as Michael claimed that his fake daughter was able to tell him things that only they knew.
Confused? Us too. Maybe Twitter can help sort this thing out.
What if Andy Kaufman isn't dead, but isn't alive, either? What if he's undead and kept in his brother's basement? What a prankster!
— Randolph Brzoska (@RSBrzoska) November 15, 2013
What if Andy Kaufman *is* Rob Ford and this is all just one big joke?
— Cai Sepulis (@CaiSepulis) November 15, 2013
What if Andy Kaufman did fake his own death, but was hit by a bus the next day?
— Stephen Graham (@StephenCVGraham) November 15, 2013
I don't care what the internet says – I know Andy Kaufman is dead because I found his body on Mars.
— SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) November 15, 2013
What are the odds that Andy Kaufman has been in a small cabin in New Hampshire this whole time?
— Mark McConville (@markmcconville) November 14, 2013
Nope, that just made it worse.
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