Film & TV

Savvy Tourist Sees Through Liar Jimmy Kimmel’s Unfunny Lying Shtick

Film & TV

Savvy Tourist Sees Through Liar Jimmy Kimmel’s Unfunny Lying Shtick

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Professional liar Jimmy Kimmel has a hilarious trademark bit known as “lying”, which he regularly employs in order to fuck with normal people who his team surprise on the street, catching them saying weird stuff while they’re processing the fact that they’re on TV all of a sudden. Like this one from SXSW, or this one last year from Coachella.

In his latest bit, Kimmel’s team of liars confronted people in Los Angeles with the completely implausible concept of an impending earthquake coming the next day. How are they preparing for it?  It’s a premise that could never happen, haha, so let’s all laugh at these idiots being lied to by a person projecting authority.

One passerby, however, wasn’t falling for it, like this foreign tourist, who smells bullshit cooking.

“We weren’t aware of that news in any shape or form,” the man said in response to a question about how he is preparing for the earthquake. “This is not an event as far as we are concerned. We don’t accept the premise that tomorrow will be a huge earthquake. We just think that’s some sort of — probably a spoof news item perhaps.”

In the kingdom of the blind…as they say. Although, knowing Kimmel’s predilection for lying, this guy is probably an actor planted to give the lie to the premise. 

(h/t Mediaite)