A while ago we found out that Redd Foxx along with other comedy greats were to perform as holograms for The National Comedy Center in New York. Now it appears that the same company is taking the digital version of Foxx on the road along with fellow stand-up Andy Kaufman. Hologram USA shared their upcoming plans of featuring the acts across the country.
On Friday, Hologram USA, a technology company that specializes in these visual recreations of celebrities, plans to announce that it will use the likenesses of Kaufman and Foxx and parts of their previously recorded routines to create hologram shows that will be presented across the country next year. “They’re comedy icons,” said Alki David, the founder and chief executive of Hologram USA. “Both of them influenced so many comedians after them.” Mr. David said that the hologram shows featuring these comedians would include some of their best-known material — say, Andy Kaufman lip-syncing the “Mighty Mouse” theme on the debut episode of “Saturday Night Live” — as well as narrative segments that dramatize biographical details. Mr. David said these shows “will have residencies in multiple locations in tourist-oriented cities across the country.” “They will play several times a day for the first year and then eventually they’ll be put on a rotation with other acts,” he said.
Welcome to the future.