‘The Beatles of Prank Calls’

27 Mar 2024 • 31 min • EN
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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? This episode originally aired March 29, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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