The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch™
Welcome to Multimedia artist Joey Skaggs has been called everything from the World's Greatest Hoaxer to a royal pain in the ass. He's been threatened, assaulted, summonsed, subpoenaed, arrested, deposed, dismissed, trivialized, maligned, even thanked and praised. In fact, Skaggs is America's most notorious socio-political satirist, media activist, culture jammer, hoaxer, and dedicated proponent of independent thinking and media literacy.

What follows is a partial documentation of Joey Skaggs' conceptual media performance work. It is not all inclusive and it is not his life story. However it is intended to illustrate Skaggs' evolutionary process as an artist who uses the media as his medium. Hopefully it will serve as an educational tool for all media consumers.

Click on a hot spot in the image or a graffitti tag in the street to see more.

Retro = a retrospective of Skaggs' work with documentation in print, audio, & video dating back to 1966
Dogma = the artist's manifesto explaining what he does and why
Secret = what?
Comme = commentary, indepth articles, and links of interest
Rap = to arrange for a Joey Skaggs speaking engagement
Map = a guide to this Web site
Call = send an e-mail to
Home = here


* Joey Skaggs introduces his new Universal Bullshit Detector Watch -- No bull!
Now you too can tell it like it is!
What the media is saying

* Honolulu Weekly Cover Story about Joey Skaggs, December 22, 2006

* RE/Search Pranks 2 A newly published book with an indepth interview with Joey Skaggs

* Kid Stuff, LA Weekly, Review of Re/Search Pranks 2, December 13, 2006

* The Globe and Mail, Article about Prankster Comedy, November 7, 2006pdf


* Bring Joey Skaggs to your city!

* University of Guelph College of Arts, Guelph, Canada
* 7a*11d 6th Annual International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada
* Do Me! Performance Project, Toronto, Canada
* Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada
* University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
* China Academy of Art / Shanghai Institute of Design, Shanghai, China
* Beijing Broadcasting University Beijing, China
* The Influencers festival in Barcelona, Spain
* Break 2.2 Festival and Symposium, Ljubljana, Slovenia
* Art Attack EACC Museum in Castellon, Spain
Attack Theater EACC Museum catalog text
* 20/20 Live Chat on (pdf)
* Toyota Comedy Festival in New York, Skaggs performance


* Media Commentary on the Universal Bullshit Detector Watch
* Joey Skaggs, NY Arts Magazinepdftext
* The Well-Cooked Journalist, by Joey Skaggs, Dnevnik, Slovenia
Slovene Version pdf
* Gotcha!..., US News & World Report, Cover Story
* Hoaxes Without End, McSweeney's #8
* DUPED! When journalists fall for fake news, Quill Magazine
* If You Fool Us Once, Jail for You, The New York Timestext
* This Isn't Funny, by Joey Skaggs
* Cartoon about Skaggs from the Big Book of Hoaxes
* In Praise of a Liar,
* Journalists Really Do Have an Agenda, The New York Timestext
* Justice in the Blood, Time Magazine
* Interview with Joey Skaggs, Visual Opinion (V0)
* The Art of the Con, By Joey Skaggs, Extra!
* Interview with Joey Skaggs, Fade to Black Comedy Magazine

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