Earlier this year, Danny Wallace host of the SkyOne series, Danny Wallaces Hoax Files arranged an interview with Joey Skaggs, the man who has organized media pranks such as a cathouse for dogs, a cemetery amusement park and a scientific study suggesting that eating cockroaches makes a person immune to radiation.
But Wallace didnt just want to interview Skaggs, he wanted to hoax the hoaxster so he had his producer, Ben Sinden, pose as him instead.
However, Skaggs also asked a friend, Norman Savage, to stand in for him, so the entire interview features a fake Wallace interviewing a fake Skaggs.
The complete hoax airs Monday (Dec. 19) and while Wallace claims its supposed to be a tribute to Skaggs, the conceptual artist isnt so sure.
He says he designs his hoaxes to encourage lazy journalists to research their facts, and not just to punk someone.
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