Actor Andy Serkis, best known for portraying Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot, has opened a circus appropriately called the Andy Circus. The circus features Serkis himself as the main act, reprising his past roles in just a motion capture suit. Serkis initially wanted holograms, but lacked funding to implement his bold idea.
Other famous Andys will star alongside Serkis, including Andy Kaufman, Andy Warhol, Andy Samberg, Andy from The Office, Andy from Toy Story, and many more. When asked what inspired Serkis to launch his new project, he reportedly muttered indistinctly about the Oscars.
Early reviews described the Andy Circus as “bizarre and uncomfortable” and “awful, just awful.” Many critics felt that the inclusion of Warhol and Kaufman among other late Andys was in extremely poor taste and, as one critic aptly put it, “a violation of consecrated grounds.”