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July 25th, 2014
On Tuesday’s brand new episode of Nathan For You, we finally get to see Nathan Fielder pull off one of the greatest pranks of his career. The Canadian comedian was able to gain international coverage when he opened Dumb Starbucks in downtown Los Angeles earlier this year, making it an entire business day before Fiedler admitted he was behind the prank.
Just this month, Discovery Channel had Canadians scared to dip their toes in Lake Ontario for fear of sharks. Yes, sharks in a lake. We know, we know, but who would really want to be the person to dive in a prove it was a hoax?
In anticipation of Tuesday’s Nathan For You, featuring one of the best pranks, well, ever, here are a few more high profile jokester we salute.
Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Ryan Seacrest
In one of the most uncomfortable pranks we’ve ever see on live TV, Sacha Baron Cohen attended the 2012 Oscars Red Carpet in costume as his film character, The Dictator. He also brought along the ashes of Kim Jong Il and proceed to dump them all over Ryan Seacrest on live TV. Seacrest out!
Conan O’Brien Pranks Mashable Fans
Late night host Conan O’Brien played a trick on tech nerds everywhere when he pretended to buy Mashable.com for a whopping $3,500. He resigned a few hours later.
Jimmy Kimmel Pranks The World
When a video of the ‘Worst Twerking Fail’ appeared on YouTube, it garnered 9 million views and coverage on every major news outlet. Well played, Jimmy Kimmel.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone Prank the Oscars
Matt Stone was nominated for Best Song at the 2000 Oscars for Blame Canada and he decided to bring along South Park co-creator Trey Parker as his date. The two men dressed in drag for the entire evening and quickly stole the show on Hollywood’s biggest night. Eat your heart out, J Lo.
Aziz Ansari Pranks Anderson Cooper
Celebrities are busy people and that means they can’t be everywhere at once. Aziz Ansari decided to address this issue by hiring a look a like to accompany him at press events. Too bad he didn’t mention this to Anderson Cooper.Tweet