Art of the Prank is the award-winning feature documentary about New York artist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess, all reported as fact by prestigious journalists, he’s one of America’s greatest living satirists. When he decides to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career, filmmaker Andrea Marini gets a unique view into the mind of this most unconventional man.
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“One of the best pranksters in history, Skaggs has consistently exposed the chronic gullibility of the American news media. We see him provide comical and sometimes biting commentary on society in Art of the Prank, all carried out with deadpan precision.” -FANDOR
“Art of the Prank is a laugh-out-loud documentary with a pertinent message for our times, when fake and exaggerated news stories proliferate and people readily believe what they’re told instead of investigating and engaging in critical thinking.” -SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
“Told with a mischievous glee, the artfulness of this film mirrors its content.” -DEADLINE
“Highly Recommended. [Skaggs’s] charm is infectious and it is fun to watch him fool the media.” -VIDEO LIBRARIAN
“Fun and entertaining” -BOOKLIST