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Atlas Obscura interviews Joey Skaggs about his 1992 Portofess

Joey Skaggs pedals his Portofess to the Democratic National Convention in 1992, from Joey Skaggs Archive

The Story of the ‘Portofess,’ the Prank Confessional Booth at the 1992 Democratic Convention, by Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, July 14, 2017 Artist Joey Skaggs fooled everyone and pedaled off At 1992’s Democratic National Convention, a Dominican priest showed up on a tricycle. Attached to the back was

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The Jerusalem Post covers Art of the Prank

The Jerusalem Post, July 6, 2017

HOAXES, HARRISON AND ‘HARLOTS’, by Hannah Brown, July 6, 2017 In this era where the new way to tell someone “I disagree with you” is to accuse them of reporting “fake news,” it’s a good time to look at the life of one of the most famous

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ART OF THE PRANK Screens at the Design Film Festival!

ART OF THE PRANK screens at: The Design Film Festival in Kuldiga, Latvia June 3, 2017 at 23:00 (11:00 pm) Goldingen Knight Cinema Pils str. 5 Kuldiga, Latvia Stay tuned for an announcement about another screening this Fall at Cinema Kino Bize in Riga, Latvia

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Summer of Love? A blast from the past!

50 Years Ago: The Summer of Love Brings Pot, Protests and Psychedelic Rock to the East Village, by Frank Mastropolo, Bedford + Bowery, May 16, 2017 “As the hour grew late and working people around Tompkins Square Park began turning out the lights on Memorial Day 1967, police

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Apparently, laughing can get you into a lot of trouble…

Protestor arrested for laughing

Here’s a new Joey Skaggs article published in HuffPost: In the future, will farting get you 5 to 10?, by Joey Skaggs, HuffPost, May 4, 2017 Jurors on the case against Desiree Fairooz—a protestor who laughed out loud during a Senate hearing on Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General

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32nd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade: Yahoo News Photo Gallery

New York City’s 32nd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade Yahoo News Photo Staff, April 1, 2017 The theme for this years parade is MAKE RUSSIA GREAT AGAIN! The Grand Marshall is a Donald Trump look-alike. The full parade was actually an April Fools’ prank. During the event,

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32nd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade Trumpathon. HUGE!

April Fool’s marchers in New York elect Trump as their ‘king’ Daily Mail, April 1, 2017 Wearing Donald Trump masks and marching behind a life-sized doll of the president sitting on a toilet, dozens of people took part Saturday in a wry April Fool’s Day march in

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April Fools’ Day Parade in Heat Street

Prankster Behind NYC April Fools’ Day Parade Says This Year’s Event Will Mock Trump, by Jillian Kay Melchior, March 28, 2017 For more than three decades, prankster Joey Skaggs has rejoiced in ensnaring the national media into covering fake news of his own invention. But this April

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April Fools’ Day Parade in New York Post Page Six

April Fools’ Day parade no joke this year, by Richard Johnson Media prankster Joey Skaggs has created a fake April Fools’ Day Parade for 31 years. This year, it’s real. Skaggs, immortalized in the documentary “The Art of the Prank,” has lured TV camera crews and reporters

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April Fools’ Day Parade covered in Gothamist

This Week’s Trump Protests & Organizing Events In NYC by David Colon, March 27, 2017 NYC’s 32nd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade—It’s a Trumpathon Donald Trump has been named “King of Fools” before New York City’s April Fool’s Day Parade has even started, and in order to

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