STAMFORD, Conn. (WGN) – Legendary comedian Andy Kaufman’s legacy continues to grow almost 30 years after his passing.
“Kaufman’s interactions with Lawler transformed the business and opened up pathways for future cross-over Superstars such as Johnny Knoxville who honored the comedian with his WrestleMania 38 ring gear.”
Kaufman was best known for his unorthodox style of stand-up comedy, as well as perforance on “Taxi.” His turn as a wrestler was even dramatized in the 1999 biopic “Man on the Moon,” starring Jim Carrey as Kaufman.
Andy Kaufman died in 1985, after a battle with cancer. He was 35.
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