Crank Yankers

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Crank Yankers
Created byAdam Carolla
Jimmy Kimmel
Daniel Kellison
Jonathan Kimmel
Voices ofTony Barbieri
Adam Carolla
Jim Florentine
Jimmy Kimmel
Tracy Morgan
Kevin Nealon
Sarah Silverman
Wanda Sykes
/Biz Markie
Theme music composerAdam Schlesinger
Steven Gold
Opening themeAdam Schlesinger
Steven Gold
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100
Running time21–22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Jackhole Industries (2002-07)
  • Kimmelot (2019-present)
  • ITV America (2019-present)
  • Comedy Partners (2002-05; 2019-present)
  • MTV Production Development (2007)
DistributorViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Original networkComedy Central
(2002–05, 2019–present)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 2, 2002 (2002-06-02) –
Other websites

Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, and Daniel Kellison that features actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.[source?]

On February 11, 2019, Jimmy Kimmel announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show would be revived on Comedy Central for a fifth 20-episode season and mark the first project on Kimmel's new Kimmelot production imprint.[1] The new season will include pranks on social media and other platforms. Kimmel's brother Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Season 5 premiered on September 25, 2019.[2]

On March 5, 2020, Comedy Central announced Crank Yankers had been renewed for a 20-episode sixth season.[3]

CD releases[change | change source]

  • The Best Uncensored Crank Calls, Volume 1 (2002)
  • The Best Uncensored Crank Calls, Volume 2 (2002)
  • The Best Uncensored Crank Calls, Volume 3 (2003)

Sources[change | change source]

  1. {{cite web|url='Crank Yankers' Revived at Comedy Central With Jimmy Kimmel Producing|work=Variety|date=February 11, 2019|access-date=February 12, 2019}}
  2. ""Crank Yankers" Returns to Comedy Central(R) September 25 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT". The Futon Critic. August 14, 2019.
  3. "'Crank Yankers' Revival Gets Second Season at Comedy Central". The Hollywood Reporter. March 5, 2020. Retrieved June 7, 2020.

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