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Andy Kaufman

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Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer and performance artist. Though many refer to him as a comedian, Kaufman did not self-identify as one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood; instead, he was a practitioner of anti-humor or dada absurdist performance art.

Kaufman died in Los Angeles on May 16, 1984 of renal failure, caused by metastasized large cell carcinoma, a rare kind of lung cancer, and was interred in the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York (Long Island). He was initially diagnosed with the disease in December 1983, after several family members at a Thanksgiving dinner that year were growing concerned over his persistent coughing. He was committed to fighting the disease from his diagnosis until his death. Despite massive amounts of emergency radiotherapy, the cancer had by then spread. His last stand for medical therapy was “psychic surgery”, performed in Baguio, Philippines.

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  • SixShooterSam

    Similar Artists: K. Sparks Ft. Kid Cudi, Chip Tha Ripper Tf. KidCudi, Alchemist Ft. Evidence, Blue, Talib Kweli & Kid CuDi, KiD CuDi & Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, KiD CuDi Ft. Jim Jones

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    andy & his grandmother is hilarious.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mrmocha

    All 24 shouts

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
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    28 Jun 2013 Reply
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    4 Dec 2011 Reply
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    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Viremic

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    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Viremic

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    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • El_Sobrante

    my favorite comediant ever <3

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TAKEMEHHIGHAH

    I feel so bad, he trusted me. :(

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Pensi

    He trusted you.

    29 Sep 2009 Reply
  • yadee

    <3<3

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Bubimann

    one of my biggest idols<3<3

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • doobiemcdonald

    I am so glad you put these up here. I can hear in six part harmony you know, and you are hitting most of those octaves

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • yadee

    the best!!

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • lep_istes

    Stand Up of master

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • AndrewKaufman

    ........ relax!

    22 Dec 2008 Reply
  • analkitties

    andy kaufman is the best

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • brokoloid

    the genius of the century

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • analkitties

    i love this guy

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
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