March 29, 2023

‘The Beatles of Prank Calls’

by Not Past It

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In April 1993, thirty years ago this month, two guys from Queens who called themselves The Jerky Boys released a self-titled comedy album. It went on to sell over a million copies, making it one of the most successful comedy records of all time. But almost as soon as they made it big, they crashed. So how did these pranksters come to dominate the comedy scene, and what does their rise and fall tell us about prank comedy itself?

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