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Jon Daly Looks Back on His Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank

"It … sounds like what they would actually do, if you’re just casually listening to it. If you listen closely, it makes no sense—in an aggressive way. But it’s not far away from it—like if you listen to the Chili Peppers, they are just ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-dong [laughs]. I have respect for them. I hope they weren’t insulted by it. I mean, anytime you’re making fun of someone, that’s a possibility. I think they would agree though that they kind of deserved it. Chad Smith from the Peppers tweeted it out with the message 'hahahaha,' so he liked it … What I wanted was to be invited into the band to sing. [...]

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 [...]

Matt Damon Gets Caught in the Middle of the Clooney vs. Fey/Poehler Prank War

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ragged on George Clooney at this year's Golden Globes, they were signing up to be the known prankster's newest targets. Last night, Matt Damon AKA The Garbage Man told Letterman about involuntarily getting thrown in the middle of the situation and read a threatening letter signed by "grown-ass professional comedians" Fey and Poehler.

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:

'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.

Nathan Fielder Reveals Himself as the Mastermind Behind Dumb Starbucks

Over the weekend, the internet was abuzz with news of a new Los Angeles coffee shop called "Dumb Starbucks," a near-fully functioning Starbucks that 1) was blatantly not affiliated with the company and 2) used the company's name and logo "for marketing purposes" but adds the word "dumb" in front of everything to protect the business under parody laws. Dumb Starbucks, which had its windows tinted to prevent passersby from looking inside, didn't charge money for coffee and pastries, instead giving away free cups of coffee featuring the Dumb Starbucks logo.

Since it opened Friday afternoon at 1802 Hillhurst Ave in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood, the legally questionable establishment attracted [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Explains His Sochi Wolf Prank

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel devoted almost 10 minutes to breaking down his whole Sochi wolf prank for the audience, including a ton of footage from all the news show suckers who ran the story as if it were real and used dumb Wolf of Wall Street references in their reports. He also caught up with his Sochi-based prank collaborator Kate Hansen and showed the wolf video in full. If the whole twerking fire thing didn't destroy all your trust for the authenticity of internet videos, then here's your case of fool-me-twice.

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 [...]

Listen to an Ice-T Impersonator Prank Call Paul F. Tompkins

If there's only one thing Paul F. Tompkins will be remembered for, surely it's his spot-on Ice-T impression. Recently, a performer named Rocwell prank called Tompkins posing as Ice-T, and the real Ice-T played a recording of the call on his new podcast Final Level. It's a hilarious and adorable listen, and Tompkins even gives the impostor some killer podcasting advice. Click through to hear the clip.

Trailer: 'Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa' Is a Narrative Movie with Pranks Like 'Borat'

The Jackass guys are going in a different direction with their new movie. Called Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, it comes out October 25th and it's a narrative film built around Johnny Knoxville's old man character, Irving Zisman, from the Jackass series with pranks mixed in with the story a la Borat or Brüno. Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine tell USA Today that they've been approached about making an Irving Zisman movie for years but only recently had a way of doing it that they liked.