ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Created by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, Crank Yankers makes all the crank phone calls you wish you’d made when you were a kid. Yankerville’s puppet citizens — voiced by celebrities and stand-up comedians — make real calls to real people, whether they like it or not. The performers are given a basic outline of a premise by the writers, and call telephone numbers from a list of selected targets (known as “marks”). Using the basic premises, the performers improvise most of their lines, playing off of the responses of their marks, with the intention to keep them on the phone as long as possible.
The current season of Crank Yankers features the biggest voices in comedy, including Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Lil Rel Howery, Adam Carolla, Jeff Ross, Roy Wood Jr., David Alan Grier, Bobby Brown, Kathy Griffin, Will Forte, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Nikki Glaser, Ron Funches, Bobby Moynihan, Brian Posehn, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Abbi Jacobson, Derek Waters, Arturo Castro, Natasha Leggero, Demetri Martin, Paul Scheer, David Koechner, Iliza Shlesinger, Fortune Feimster, Punkie Johnson, Heidi Gardner, Jimmy O. Yang, Jim Florentine, Tony Barbieri, Tim & Eric, and Mikey Day.