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Monday, May 17, 2004
Andy Kaufman? Still dead
Before he died of cancer on May 17th 1984, Andy Kaufman said he would return in twenty years if the whole thing was a gag. With the anniversary impending, Bob Zemuda, the comedian's former publicist and co-conspirator, organized a celebration at LA's House of Blues. He gave the reappearance 12-1 odds and reportedly placed advertisements about the event in publications around the country. Sadly, Andy was a no-show at last night's gala. Maybe he never got the message?
Strangely enough, and despite the fact Andy Dick was there, no one involved took the opportunity to dress up as Andy and scare the attendees. Given the late comedian's brand of humor, wouldn't he have wanted it that way?