A Break From Music – The Jerky Boys Prank Calls

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Music records go platinum! We all know that. But do you know that if there’s one record that’s not related to music at all are prank call records? Yes, indeed. The Jerky Boys’ prank call went platinum and the record has no music at all but pure prank calls. 

Brennan and Ahmed, The Jerky Boys, were, for a time, as popular as comedy itself. The Jerky Boys are also known as “lowlifes from Queens,” as quoted in 1995’s The Jerky Boys: The Movie discussing Steve Jobs and other concepts about PCs. This duo is not the originators of that one thing that made them successful, but one thing is for sure. They are good at it and people love them.

Prior to the phone becoming today’s text structured emoji creator, the Jerky Boys publicized five recorded albums of prank calls. Their record in 1993 eponymous premiere ranked first on the list of Billboard’s Heatseekers, the best of which was Radiohead’s Pablo Honey, which won the Jerky Boys sketch. In 1995 “The Jerky Boys 2” won the Platinum Award and was submitted for nomination for the Grammy’s Best Comedy Album. The album released by Jerky Boys has sold over 3 million copies. It is difficult to find out the total number of pirated tapes created from Jerkys calls, but it is safe to presume that this number is in millions.

The Jerky Boys Being A Team – It’s Just Perfect

Kamal and Johnny, they are a team. One will put the call and declare to be a victim of bad dental negligence, or something similar to that. While the other is standing by and holding back laughter while whispering comical remarks. Brennan occupies most of the phone calls and has built a role library over the years that can play a role in unsuspecting phone respondents. He was Frank Rizzo, Sol Rosenberg, Jack Tors and others. You must be familiar with these characters if you are a fan of these perfect tandem.

The duo has influence and access. The Jerky Boys are always easy to hear. While Brennan and staff are putting their best effort to bring all their videos to YouTube, they are not scared of piracy. What they are more interested in is the great exposure they can get from the network, introducing the Jerky Boys to the generation of today.

source: RollingStone

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