OK, that was real. Johnny Knoxville, Eric Andre and Gabourey Sidibe are recreating the famous “Ghostbusters” commercial from the 1984 film, but… promoting a hotline for pranksters? But it’s all real, the phone number works (1-855-PRANX4U) and the three of them have actually entered the prank business through their upcoming ABC series “The Prank Panel.” Scroll down to watch the promo.
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel is one of the executive producers of “The Prank Panel,” which airs this summer. On the show, everyday people prank prank panels – Knoxville, Andre and Sidibe – by targeting family members, friends and co-workers. They then help plot the plans, and act as mentors and saboteurs as pranks are performed (and with the help of celebrity guest stars).
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The show has already grabbed some headlines as a handyman named Khaleel Khan Show sued last fallAlleging that he was the object of a joke after he signed up for a job at TaskRabbit in October that he described as a “horrible ordeal.”
Knoxville, best known for his stunts and pranks on the long-running “Jackass” TV and film franchise, most recently starred on the critical fave comedy “Reboot.” Appearing this weekend at Variety’s Power of Comedy event at SXSW, Andre is about to launch a new season of “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim. And Sidibe has recently appeared in several seasons of “American Horror Story” in various roles.
“The Prank Panel” is produced by Kimmelot and ITV America, featuring Matt Silverstein and Dave Jesser, Jimmy Kimmel and Scott Lonker, Johnny Knoxville and Eric Andre for Kimmelot, and Jordana Hochman, Bernie Schaefer and Vin Rubino for ITV America .
Watch the audio if you don’t have time to dial the phone number Here, Watch the promo below:
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