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: 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. 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.A Philadelphia native, Barris grew up in Bala Cynwyd and graduated from Lower Merion High School and Drexel University. Barris is certainly responsible for an outrageous form of television that led the TV man to dub himself “The King of Daytime Television.” Critics, however, were less kind, referring to Barris in his heyday as “The King of Schlock” and “The Baron of Bad Taste.” So, with that legacy in mind, we have rounded up some of the weirdest, most outrageous TV moments made possible by Barris.
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.
The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
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.” In 1999, a new crop of Kaufman fans were born after Jim Carrey starred in the hit film Man on the Moon.
Even cringe worthy shows like owe something to him.
Kaufman hated being called a comedian, seeing as how he never told any jokes, preferring the title of “performer” or “song and dance” man instead, but he might have been the funniest person ever to grace the world of comedy.
The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three batchelors or batchelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.
Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.
I love the video where Andy wrestles the 327-pound woman in preparation for his match with Jerry Lawler.