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'Rolling Stone' Dives Deep Into the History and Legacy of The Jerky Boys

"[The Jerky Boys] were creating these worlds. These characters resided in them, so the people on the other end of the line don't realize they're in the middle of a sketch. The Jerky Boys transcended messing around with someone."

-Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman in a new Rolling Stone piece about the legacy of The Jerky Boys, giving an in-depth look at their history and influence with commentary from Paul Feig, Amy Schumer, Seth MacFarlane, and more.

Jon Daly's Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank Is a Thing of Beauty

If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]

Sacha Baron Cohen Pretended to Kill an Old Lady While Receiving an Award This Weekend

Sacha Baron Cohen was award the Charlie Chaplin Award For Excellence In Comedy over the weekend at the annual BAFTA LA Britannia Awards, and he couldn't accept such an honor without pulling off a brutal prank. A woman, who introduced as an 87-year-old actress named Grace Collington who co-starred with Chaplin as a child, gifted Cohen with an original cane of Chaplin's; things got a big violent after that. According to TV Guide, Cohen "dedicated" his award to Collington, saying, "It's obviously a tragedy , but on the bright side what a great way to go. She'll probably make the Oscars In Memoriam section. … Anyway, tonight is not [...]

Check Out Kurt Braunohler's Funny Skywriting Prank

Here's a photo from a skywriting prank by the very funny Kurt Braunohler, who co-hosts the live Los Angeles comedy show Hot Tub with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal. Braunohler raised a bunch of money on Kickstarter to hire a skywriter to write the phrase "How do I land?" over Downtown LA, and this photo by Robyn Von Swank captures it wonderfully. The skywriting took place in March and only lasted about 20 minutes according to Braunohler, but Von Swank's picture surfaced online this week and has been racking up millions of views on Reddit.

Check out the full-sized image and a picture from Braunohler's next prank, involving [...]

Ellen DeGeneres and Guillermo Pranked Jimmy Kimmel

Ellen DeGeneres went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and surprised Kimmel with some footage from his last appearance on her show, in which she and his security guard Guillermo played a sneaky practical joke on him. This had better not erupt into a late night/daytime talk show prank war because that would be overstimulating for the one person who watches TV at both of those times.

Jimmy Kimmel Orchestrated a Hoax Video of a Wolf in a US Olympian's Hotel in Sochi

Last week, US Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted a video of a wolf roaming her Sochi hotel that went viral, but it turns out the video is a hoax courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. Inside Edition reports that Jimmy Kimmel Live helped Hansen to make the video, and that she'll be appearing on the show tonight to discuss the hoax with the late night host. Kimmel is no stranger to pranks like this, having made a viral video of a woman catching on fire while twerking last year, and he was very amused by Nathan Fielder's recent "Dumb Starbucks" stunt and had him on his show to [...]

Pace Salsa Prankster Randy Liedtke May Have Committed Another Twitter Hoax

Last week, LA-based standup Randy Liedtke tricked comedian Kyle Kinane and a bunch of people in the internet with a fake internet account for Pace Salsa, and now, he seems to be at it again. A couple days ago, Liedtke baked some cookies that looked like iPhones and said on Twitter that he plans to use them to trick police officers into pulling him over for talking on his phone while driving but when pulled over, he'll take a bite out of the iPhone cookie and "ask if cookies are against the law." Liedtke took his iPhone cookie for a spin last night and live-tweeted it, claiming that [...]

Nathan Fielder Has a New Twitter Experiment About Parents and STD's

Nathan Fielder, host of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, has been performing funny experiments on Twitter in which he asks his followers to text terrible things to their loved ones and post the response, and he has a new one today in which he asked people to text their parents for STD advice. Fielder wrote, "Experiment: text your parents "If you think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend." Then tweet response," and we have a collection of the best responses below:

Nathan Fielder Doesn't Know What Your Parents Are Talking About

Last week, Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, asked his Twitter followers to play a prank on their parents by "accidentally" sending them a text about a drug deal and quickly following it up with "Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you." Dozens of kids followed suit and ruined their parental relationships for the sake of posting a picture of the text message conversation on Twitter, but now Nathan Fielder has stepped up to the plate to set things right.

Over the weekend, Fielder tweeted out his phone number so he can personally explain the joke to parents, writing, "If your parents are mad & [...]

A Young Larry David's Friends Pranked Him into Thinking He Was Going to Have a Heart Attack

"We all knew Larry [David] was a hypochondriac… Lenny [Maxwell] was given a book on the theory of type A and B personalities and their correlation to heart attacks. On the inside cover, pretending to be the author, Lenny wrote an inscription that said he had seen Larry's set at the Improvisation, and it was obvious that Larry was both type A and type B, and that he should seek medical attention immediately — he was a ticking time bomb. We mailed the book to LD.

A few nights later Lenny and I were sitting at the Improv bar when the door burst open… Larry ran up to us, holding [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Talks About Being Prank-Called by an Ice-T Impersonator

Last month, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, who frequently plays Ice-T on his podcast and Comedy Bang! Bang!, received a phone call from someone impersonating Ice-T, and the real Ice-T played audio of the conversation on his own podcast. It turns out that Tompkins and the Ice-T impersonator actually had a 25-minute conversation and that it was edited down to five minutes for the podcast.

Here's Tompkins telling Nerdist more about the phone call:

[Ice-T] just launched a podcast, and within a week of his podcast launching, I got an email from my agent saying Ice-T would like to have you as a guest on his [...]

Bobcat Goldthwait's 'Windy City Heat' Predicted Our Modern Reality TV

"Windy City Heat is more like The Velvet Underground & Nico of this brand of reality TV — a prescient outlier that seems more contemporary now than it did in 2003. (Also like The Velvet Underground & Nico, you'll want to take a shower after experiencing it for the first time.)"

- Grantland has a look at Bobcat Goldthwait's 2003 reality prank film Windy City Heat, a movie about an unknown comic who thinks he's making the movie that's going to make him a star, despite the fact that he "recites his lines the way a gorilla plays the ukulele."

Nathan Fielder Has Another Text Message Prank that's Destroying Romantic Relationships This Time

Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, gained a lot of media attention last month when he asked his Twitter followers to "mistakenly" send a text about a drug deal to their parents. He's at it again with a new Twitter "experiment" aimed to ruin people's romantic relationships instead this time around. Yesterday, Fielder tweeted, "Experiment: text the person ur dating "I haven't been fully honest with you" then dont reply to them for 1 hr (& tweet pic of thr response)," and he already has dozens of followers who listened to what he said. Fielder had another one of these prior to the drug one, [...]

Dan Harmon and Jason Sudeikis Prank Called Chevy Chase as Joe Biden Last Night

Community creator Dan Harmon's whirlwind tour across America with his live show Harmontown is in progress, and at a show in Brooklyn last night, Harmon and guest Jason Sudeikis prank called Chevy Chase, who, like Harmon recently parted ways with the NBC sitcom that brought them together. Harmon had invited Chase to appear at the Harmontown show, explaining to the audience, "I texted him, 'I'm doing my show in Brooklyn tomorrow night; are you in New York?' and three hours later, he texted back the word country." Dan Harmon then proceeded to call Chevy Chase on speakerphone, holding his phone up to the mic. When Chase [...]