Fake Celebrity Prank In Times Square
Meet Brett Cohen, just your average 21 year old New Yorker. No one really knows who he is, because he isn’t famous. Brett decided to do the most elaborate prank on Times Square, he gathered some friends and had a film crew, photographers, entourage, and body guards. And set out to do one of the best pranks New York has ever seen.
It’s hilarious, just because there are a few people acting like he is a big deal people just flock to him asking to take his picture. The funniest part happens when the film crew starts “interviewing” people asking them about Brett, and questions like “What’s your favorite work Brett has done?” one guy claims that Brett was the new Spiderman, another says that he heard his song on the radio. We all know none of that is true, but it goes to show that people will do just about anything to meet a celebrity, or maybe a not so celebrity.
In the description of the YouTube video it states:
He dressed up like a typical celebrity and was accompanied by an entourage of two professional bodyguards, two assistants, and photographers pretending to be paparazzi. While the assistants and photographers waited for Brett to exit the 49th street marquee at NBC Studios, they started a buzz that a “big star” was about to walk out, thus making it worth their while to wait and get a picture. Many asked the crew whom Brett was, and no answer was given. They were forced to either make something up, or just take a picture with him in hopes that their Facebook friends or Twitter followers might have a better idea.
Now that is pretty hilarious. I wonder how many of those people have seen this video? They probably feel pretty lame right about now haha. Anyways, this is a prank that my cousin and I always said we would do, but in the streets of Evansville, it wouldn’t really work so we never did it. It wouldn’t have been half as good as Brett’s was anyway. You can check out the video of Brett below!