Stuck in the middle of the country and completely out of his element, New York artist Joey Skaggs, the famed media prankster, decides to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career. As this unfolds, Art of the Prank offers a unique view into the mind of this most unconventional man.


Art of the Prank is an emotional and humorous journey following the evolution of artist Joey Skaggs – a fierce proponent of independent thinking and the man who has turned the media hoax into an art form. With unprecedented access to the man and his archives, the 80-minute documentary interweaves a current unfolding hoax with a look behind-the-scenes at some of his classic performance pieces (all reported as fact by a wide range of prestigious journalists) plus commentary from co-conspirators and others.