Andy Kaufman

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949May 16, 1984) was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist.


  • I am not a comic, I have never told a joke...The comedian's promise is that he will go out there and make you laugh with him...My only promise is that I will try to entertain you as best I can....They say, 'Oh wow, Andy Kaufman, he's a really funny guy.' But I'm not trying to be funny. I just want to play with their heads."

Quotes about Kaufman[edit]

Kaufman was an early Elvis impersonator and his affection for the King was referenced in the R.E.M. song "Man on the Moon"
  • Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
    Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
    Andy are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby.
    Are we losing touch?
  • I'm tossing up punchlines that were never there...
    I'm breaking through
    I'm bending spoons
    I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
    I'm looking for answers from the great beyond.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]