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Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949May 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, referring to himself instead as a "song and dance man." Jim Carrey played Kaufman in Miloš Forman's 1999 film, Man on the Moon.

In one of his first television appearances (on the premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live, October 11, 1975), Andy Kaufman lip-synched to the Mighty Mouse theme song (but only to the words "Here I come to save the day!")



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