Jerks on Camera
There is this Prank show on MTV, called Jerks with Camera, Hosted by a guy called Tone Bell (sounds like the name of a
struggling underrated R&B Artist ) and featuring some very
theatrical set of people. The show has full representation of almost all the races in America with a
black girl , two black dudes ,a Indian, a Latino , a Chinese girl , two white
guys and a white chic. The premise is not very original or new, but the guys
seem to get stuff by some very unsuspecting strollers in the streets of LA.
This guys come up with funny tricks to unsuspecting people (at least that’s the way it seems) and most times it’s usually very funny. The show is already 10 episodes in and that’s all this season has , 10 episodes
From disturbing people with leaf blowers, to getting into people’s private space, to accusing people of being baby daddies, to very offensive news reporting, the show seems to have it all.
From the show you can immediately tell the kind of people who walk the streets of LA, the guys are mostly uptight, obnoxious and rude with an occasional sweet angel in the mix. (Wow, ladies have a hard time in LA), and most of the nice guys are usually either very young (with the exception of some black stoners in one of the episodes) or already taken ( with a chic in tow) or black (I didn't see that coming).
The girls are more cooperative and having a sense of humor and homely of course with some exceptions in between.
From the show you can also tell , that people naturally tend to give much more audience to a good looking person. All the jerks are good looking with Dante and Amir taking the lead with looks and Danielle having the body of a Victoria secret model, except the height though. We often tend to automatically listen to good looking people, no wonder Hollywood has so many unrealistic standard for actresses and actors.
The show however had poor editing and sometimes seem chopped with the pranksters reactions to events seeming mostly unrelated to the event in question. The dialogue also seems a bit off and forced like they are reading from a cue board and they now have to figure out how to make the lines funny. The killer line though is “when a white guy who normally dates white chicks suddenly dates a black chick, he is said to be having a #BlackOut ”
Justin Hires seems like the next and maybe funnier Kevin Hart. He’s quite funny, acts well and is all up in his blackness. The trio, Dante, grant and Geoff usually come up with the best set of pranks overall and Kara and Susannealways seem to give them a very fierce run for their money. They all have impressive comedic resumes and might move on to shooting sitcoms or having a greater stand up career.
This show brought in some good laughs every Thursday night as most of the so called comedic sitcoms and late night shows are just like watching paint dry, a show fest for celebrity worship.
Watch the first Episode Here