Tonight at 10p on TBS Donald Faison is hosting a new camera prank show from the creators of Punk’d. The show is called Who Get the Last Laugh? and the answer is you do. Unlike Ashton Kutcher’s original show it isn’t the celebrities who are getting punked but this time they will be punking everyday unsuspecting people.
Each week 3 comedians like Andy Dick, Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Kunal Nayyar, Chris Kattan, Danny Masterson, Bill Bellamy, Charlie Murphy, Cheri Oteri and Alan Thicke will stay in truck as they direct unknown actors to play pranks on everyday people. The actors/comedians pull pranks like covering a car full of sh!t, a package with $100,000 goes missing, someone drives away with the wrong automobile from a car wash as the stunned owner talks to the person who took their car and telling a customer that he is paying to the fill the gas tank of a stranger’s motor home and that is just a few of the funny pranks they will be playing. Each one of these jokes will have you falling out of your chair because you are laughing so hard. As fun as it is to watch the prankers’ reaction to it all, it is even funnier to watch the pranked people lose it during the show. Some will handle it a lot better than others.
This show isn’t only about giving us humor, it is about giving back. At the end of each episode the audience votes for who did the best prank, and the winner gets $10,000 to give to their favorite charity. So even though the show is doing bad, it is also doing good.
And that is what Faison want us to take away from the show? Here is what said on a conference call last week, “I just hope they laugh, that’s what this is all about. This is about making people laugh and hoping that everybody, you know, tunes in to laugh, because that’s what you’re going to do.” Then he added, “This is about giving back to charities and making people laugh. So, yeah that’s what I hope everybody gets out of this.”