That's how most people thought of him originally. He didn't have a talent, or did he? I thought some of his stuff was hilarious, but mostly because he seemed like a whack-job. No one that I knew could ever expected instant funny, but you never knew when he was serious and when it was supposed to be a role he was playing. I think Kaufman was similar, but not as talented, as the likes of Jonathon Winters, Robin Williams or Carrey.Butt, he kept your attention, so we watched.