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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 [...]

By Megh Wright

Funny Or Die Is Responsible for Hoverboard Viral Video Hoax

Earlier this week, a company called HUVr posted a YouTube video announcing the first commercially-available hoverboards featuring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, and Moby, but it turns out it's all a hoax and comedy website Funny Or Die is behind [...]

By Bradford Evans

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Helped Jimmy Kimmel Stage Another Video Hoax

Jimmy Kimmel got a lot of attention for his recent viral video hoax, so he made very clear last night that his latest YouTube stunt was just that. In a segment about recent viral videos of meltdowns, Julia Louis-Dreyfus proves her Emmy-winning [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Jimmy Kimmel Plays a Bunch of Media Reactions to His YouTube Hoax

Yesterday, Jimmy Kimmel revealed his show was behind a viral YouTube video of a woman dancing and catching fire that even tricked Jimmy Fallon. Here's Kimmel on last night's show, addressing the situation and playing a bunch of clips from TV [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube Hoax Tricked Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel revealed that a viral video in which a woman accidentally lighting herself on fire while twerking was a hoax created by his show, but perhaps the funniest thing about the whole situation is that Kimmel's future late [...]

By Bradford Evans

Tales of The World’s Greatest Hoaxer

In honor of today's hijinks, Gawker posted a "best of" from the great New York hoaxer Alan Abel. Abel's decade-long prank career includes protesting breast-feeding, attempting to sell a kidney, and hiring actor Buck Henry (Liz's dad on 30 Rock) [...]

By Halle Kiefer

No One Gave Craig Rowin a Million Dollars

So you know how Craig Rowin asked for a million dollars, and then apparently some crazy millionaire was going to give it to him? Well, last night was the "ceremony" in which said millionaire was going to hand over the check but — [...]

By Adam Frucci