Monday, May 17, 2004

Andy Kaufman returns?

This is so bogus. What people will do when they don't have a life...

4 comments:

  1. Bozzy...get with the program lamer, read the news once in a while. Must not have much of a life....

    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."

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  2. You're the lamer, that press release is fake. That's not the real Andy.

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  3. Ah as it were I have to rescind my statement, yes it was debunked and there is now a new statement from one Enrique Paushithead somethin or other who takes credit for the hoax...my appologies. But hey atleast somebody is around to argue with :)

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  4. Andy Kaufman Returns” Was My Hoax, Admits Fan
    A rabid Andy Kaufman fan admits to recent “Andy Kaufman Is Alive” hoax.

    (PRWEB) On May 19th 2004 a Press Release from New York was issued claiming that infamous comedian and prankster Andy Kaufman was apparently back from the dead after allegedly faking his own death in 1984. The outlandish release had explained that Kaufman was in fact alive and well, and had been living in secrecy for the past 20 years. The report was met with scepticism by the mainstream media, but it did not prevent some news sources reporting it at as fact.

    Although many have speculated that Kaufman, a notorious prankster, could have indeed faked his death, a press release was issued today from 26 year old Enrique Proust of Burbank, CA, claiming he was responsible for the recent reports.

    “I faked the whole thing", Proust explained, “it was very easy to do. I am deeply sorry for any distress I have caused to the Kaufman family and any of Andy’s closest friends". He continued, “it was my intention to continue the spirit of Andy Kaufman alive and to provoke debate about his possible whereabouts, but I did not anticipate the feelings of those closest to him, and for that I’m very sorry.”

    On his website Proust, as Kaufman, had made several defamatory remarks about the Kaufman family, claiming that they themselves part of an elaborate hoax and were not actually related to Kaufman. It is rumoured that these remarks may have prompted their recent “cease and desist” order against Proust.

    Kaufman’s life-long friend and charity event organizer, Bob Zmuda, made the following statement regarding Proust’s press release.

    “I’m very glad to hear that Mr. Proust has decided to stop his recent activities which had deeply upset Andy’s family,” he said. “I understand Mr. Proust’s intentions, and I’m sure Andy would have loved the idea for people to believe he was still alive, but this has been a rather destructive and upsetting event for family, friends and fans of Andy’s alike.”

    Just for You Boz..

    “If Andy was coming back,” added Zmuda, “believe me, I’d know about it, and he’s definitey not".

    According to Proust, his website, “Andy Kaufman Returns” will be taken down within the next few weeks and it is expected that he will post an apology and explanation shortly. “I still hope that Andy will one day make a triumphant return", he said.

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