Crank Yankers – The Best Uncensored Crank Calls Volume 1 – Review

Crank Yankers

The Best Uncensored Crank Calls Volume 1 (Comedy Central)
by Tim Den

I was never a fan of The Jerky Boys. But make no mistake: Crank Yankers are not The Jerky Boys. They are not amateur pranksters who rely on vulgar, spontaneous obscenities for cheap laughs. Crank Yankers are some of today’s best comedic talents crafting an art form out of the time-honored tradition of putting strangers in awkward situations over the phone. Whether it’s calling a car wash to complain about a turd in the back seat, masturbating to computer tech support, or transcribing phone sex for a deaf friend, Crank Yankers do it with finesse, perfect timing, and enough professionalism to fill ten marquees. Just read the names: Dennis Leary, Stephen Colbert, Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan… need I go on? The pedigrees do not lie: These guys are fuckin’ pros who react, retract, and attack with the sharpest of verbal martial arts.

To top it all off is what just might be the funniest comedic moment in a long ass time, Special Ed (voiced by Jim Florentine) and his “I Got Mail” routine. Just try and make it through the skit with a straight face. You can’t. If you haven’t been watching the show on Comedy Central – what the fuck is wrong with you?, first of all – this is the next best thing.
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