Articles & Interviews

Joey Skaggs as Dr. Josef Gregor in his Metamorphosis Cockroach Cure hoax

Here is a selection of articles by and about Joey Skaggs. See more in Joey’s press book here (large pdf file).

Articles by Joey Skaggs, September 19, 2018 When Pranks Become Works of Art, by Joey Skaggs
Huffington Post blog, October 10, 2017 Roach Vitamins Hailed as Miracle Drug… by Joey Skaggs
Huffington Post blog, May 4, 2017 In the future, will farting get you 5 to 10? by Joey Skaggs
Huffington Post blog, November 29, 2016 Fake News: The Relentless Pursuit of Mind Control, by Joey Skaggs
Huffington Post blog, May 2, 2016 When Dogs Ruled the World, by Joey Skaggs
Huffington Post blog, April 23, 2013 Lucky Loser: My Aborted Attempt to Kidnap Sam Shepard, by Joey Skaggs
The Well Cooked Journalist, 2003 A Traditional Joey Skaggs Recipe, by Joey Skaggs
Reflections, November 1, 2001 This Isn’t Funny, by Joey Skaggs
Extra! 1999 The Art of the Con, by Joey Skaggs
Dyslexia magazine, 1986 Their World: The Media is My Canvas, by Joey Skaggs

Interviews with Joey Skaggs

New Jersey Stage, February 9, 2021 Joey Skaggs Satire and Art Activism, 1960s to the Present and Beyond, by Al Nigrin
Homo Velamine Collective, Oct 26, 2019 A fool is a fool, no matter what their political leaning is, by Martinez, Platypus
Delo (Slovenian), June 30, 2019 Joey Skaggs | Intervju, by Lucijan Zalokar
Atlas Obscura, July 14, 2017 The Story of the ‘Portofess’…, by Sarah Laskow
New Brunswick Patch, January 23, 2017 Timely and Award-Winning Doc Art of the Prank…, by Al Nigrin
New Jersey Stage, January 21, 2017 An Interview With Joey Skaggs, by Gary Wein
Actual de Cluj (Romanian), December 3, 2016 Vedere din lumea păcălelilor. Joey Skaggs…, by Kristina Reştea
We Are Movie Geeks, November 2, 2016 SLIFF 2016 Interview: Joey Skaggs, subject of…, by Tom Stockman
Observer, June 8, 2016 Watch Out NYC Hoax Master Skaggs is…, by Vida Weisblum
Art of Storytelling, September 2014 Joey Skaggs Interview, by Joe Crisafi
Run Riot, March 13, 2013 Joey Skaggs the most notorious socio-political satirist talks to Jessie Brinton
RE/Search Pranks 2, 2007 Joey Skaggs, by V. Vale
NY Arts, May 8, 2006 Joey Skaggs, by Mandy Morrison
McSweeney’s 8, 2002 Hoaxes without end: An Interview with Joey Skaggs, by Paul Maliszewski
Time Out New York, March 29, 2001 Interview: Hoax us, poke us, by Billy Cohen Tenney’s MEdia jUnk, 2001 2001 Interview with Joey Skaggs, by Tom Tenney
RE/Search Pranks, 1987 Joey Skaggs, by V. Vale & Andrea Juno

Articles about Joey Skaggs

New Jersey Stage, June 10, 2023 Satire artist Joey Skaggs Oral Histories at the 2023 NJIFF, Review by Anita LaBelle
New Jersey Stage, February 10, 2022 Joey Skaggs: Fish Condos screens at the 2022 NJFF, Review by Justin Almodovar
Argyle Heights, February 10, 2021 60 Years of Satire, Psychic Attorneys Mobile Confessionals, by Joe Enright
Montreal Gazette, October 12, 2018 The Right Chemistry: Cockroach milk a ‘superfood’?, by Joe Schwarcz
ABS CBN News, October 10, 2018 Art pranksters & provocateurs who Banksy’d us…, by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta
MutualArt, October 8, 2018 Some of the Biggest Pranks in Art History, by Adam Heardman
Journalism & Mass Comm., Sept, 2018 Movie Review: Art of the Prank, by Danny G. Shipka
Bedford + Bowery, September 28, 2017 The Art of the Prank Unmasks Joey Skaggs…, by Razi Syed
The Jerusalum Post, July 6, 2017 Hoaxes Harrison & Harlots, by Hannah Brown
Bedford+Bowery, May 16, 2017 50 Years Ago: The Summer of Love Brings…, by Frank Mastropolo
Daily Mail Online, April 1, 2017 April Fool’s marchers in New York elect Trump as their ‘king’, AFP
Yahoo News, April 1, 2017 New York City’s 32nd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade, by Yahoo Photo Staff
Heat Street, March 28, 2017 Prankster Behind NYC April Fools’ Day Parade…, by Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post, March 28, 2017 Not Fooling Anyone, by Richard Johnson
New Yorker, March 26, 2017 Above & Beyond: April Fool’s Day Parade, February 27, 2017 New York City’s 32nd Annual April Fool’s Day Parade, by Lori Dorn, January 28, 2017 ‘Art of the Prank’ doc looks at an anti-fake news pioneer, by Jay Lustig
Motherboard (Italian), January 26, 2017 Joey Skaggs è la dimostrazione che la post-verità…, by Nello Barile
The News-Press, January 22, 2017 Fake News: This guy practically invented it, by Gary Wein
New Jersey Stage, January 21, 2017 Art Of The Prank, by Gary Wein
Santa Fe New Mexican, December 9, 2016 16th annual Santa Fe Film Fest: Reviews, by Michael Abatemarco
David Strom’s Web Informant, Nov 5, 2016 Joey Skaggs and the art of the media hoax, by David Strom
New York Daily News, September 3, 2016 Seasoned Prankster Joey Skaggs chides…, by Graham Rayman
Observer-Dispatch, September 1, 2016 Media Hoaxer visits EOH, by Mike Jacquays
Opelika-Auburn News, August 31, 2016 Southern Circuit Screenings… Auburn Museum, by Auburn Cottle
FilmInk, July 7, 2016 Art of the Prank (Revelation Perth Int’l FF), by Travis Johnson
Community News Group, June 29, 2016 Art of the Prank at Revelation Perth Int’l Film Fest, by Julian Wright
AB Film Review, June 15, 2016 Art of the Prank Film Review
Dircksey magazine, June 15, 2016 Revelation International Film Festival Launch…, by Sarah Stopforth
Observer, June 13, 2016 If You’re Reading This You’ve Already Been…, by Spencer Roth-Rose
The Lo-Down, June 8, 2016 Andrea Marini’s “Art of the Prank” Pays Tribute…, by Traven Rice
Christian Science Monitor, June 7, 2016 Prank gone wrong puts Marlins prospect on disabled…, by Lisa Suhay
Bedford+Bowery, June 2, 2016 Meet the King of All Media Hoaxes at the LES FF, by Kavitha Surana
Times Quotidian, April 8, 2016 The Godfather of the Media Hoax, by Naomi Pitcairn
Beatroute, April 4, 2016 CUFF presents the chronicles of Joey Skaggs’…, by Breanna Whipple
DoughH On The Go!, April 2, 2016 The Ole Film Flam, by Doug Harvey
The New Yorker, February 2, 2016 The Hidden Stars of This Year’s Sundance…, by Brandon Harris
Indiewire, January 29, 2016 Here Are the Winners of the 2016 Slamdance FF, by Zack Sharf
Film Colossus, January 22, 2016 What ART OF THE PRANK reveals about news…, by Chris Lambert
Park Record, January 22, 2016 Documentary looks at the “Art of the Prank”, by Scott Iwasaki
Twitch, January 20, 2016 Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers…, by Ben Umstead
Indiewire, January 20, 2016 Watch: Step Inside the Mobile Confessional Booth…, by Mike Lown
Huffington Post, April 1, 2015 Chinese News Agency SinoVision Falls for…, by Andres Jauregui
The Denver Post, Nov 13, 2015 Denver Film Festival: 5 ways to go out with a bang, by John Wenzel
SVA Closeup, October 30, 2015 SVA First Person: Joey Skaggs on the ‘Art of the Prank’
The Globe and Mail, Feb 10, 2015 Truth is the first casualty of the war for Web traffic, by Simon Houpt
PRNewser, August 25, 2014 What Shall I Be When I Grow Up? Joey Skaggs, by Sal Cataldi
Huffington Post, June 7, 2014 Bigfoot Unveiling Turns Into Huge Toe Job, by Buck Wolf
Mental Floss, March 31, 2014 The 14 Greatest Hoaxes of All Time, by Adam K. Raymond
NewStatesman, March 18, 2013 Novelty silliness and well-packaged rebellion, by Josh Lowe
The Drum, March 2013 Mark Borkowski on Joey Skaggs-‘the world’s biggest prankster’,
HuffPost UK, March 14, 2013 Crowd Control and the Power of the Hoax…, by Mark Borkowski
Hear the Crier! December 6, 2013 Satire Bites, by Brianna Scharfenberg
Huffington Post, November 14, 2012 ‘Santa Claus’ At UN: …Joey Skaggs Demands Nuclear Disarmament
Mark My Words, November 18, 2011 Giant Bras & the Origins of Creativity, by Mark Borkowski
Mother Jones, November 1, 2009 Jumping the Snark, by Dave Gilson & Kiera Butler
Neatorama, Oct 12, 2009 Joey Skaggs, The Ultimate Hoax Meister, by Alex
Wall Street Journal, Sept 12, 2008 The New Pranksters, by Ellen Gamerman
The Washington Post, April 1, 2007 The original April Fools’ prank, by Dan Zak
Honolulu Weekly, Dec 20, 2006 The Media Manipulator (No, Not Santa!), by Chris Haire
Alternet, March 30, 2005 April Media Fools, by Rory O’Connor
ABC News, March 29, 2005 The Boy Who Cried ‘Fool’, by Buck Wolf
The Independent, March 13, 2005 Confidence tricks
La Vanguardia 95 (Spanish), Apr 14, 2004 Joey Skaggs: Master Prankster, by Mike Ibanez
Flux (UK), January, 2004 Joey Skaggs is THE HOAXER, by David Piper
ABC News, April 7, 2003 The Art of Making Fools of the Media, by Buck Wolf
U.S. News & World Report, Sept 2, 2002 The Art of the Hoax, by Thomas Hayden
ABC News, July 12, 2002 Joey Skaggs, Messin With the Media, by ABC
Quill, May 1, 2002 Duped! When Journalists Fall for Fake News, by Chris Berdik
Playboy (Slovenian), April 2002 Joey Skaggs: Dela Stvarki, Ki So, A Jih Ni
The New York Times, Nov 6, 2001 The Big City: If You Fool Us Once, Jail for You, by John Tierney
Disinformation, June 2, 2001 Joey Skaggs: Media Prankster Superstar, by Alex Burns
The New York Times, Jan 6, 2001 Journalists Really Do Have an Agenda, by Chris Hedges
ABC News, June 12, 2001 In Praise of a Liar, by Buck Wolf
Salon, May 31, 2000 Stupid Death Tricks, by Jeff Stark
LA Weekly, May 24, 2000 Prank and Beans, by Doug Harvey
L’Echo des Savanes (French), Dec, 2000 Le pirate des média… Joey Skaggs
Veja (Portuguese), October 18, 2000 Perfil: Cuidado Com Esse Sujeito, by João Gabriel de Lima, April 1, 2000 New York prankster makes April fools of the media, December 7, 1999 You’re Shittin’ Me! Veteran prankster Joey Skaggs covers Rudy with crap
Yomiuri Weekly (Japanese), Dec 5, 1999 Joey Skaggs
Fade to Black, 1999 Fade to Black Interviews Joey Skaggs
Adbusters, June 1998 Cyberjamming with aXle: Stop Biopeep
Wired, May 1998 New Media: Calamity Gene, by Mark Spiegler
Insight Magazine, November 11, 1996 If the Media are Clueless, How Bright is the Public? by John Elvin
Boston Phoenix, September 13, 1996 The Merry Prankster, by Rob Walker
Focus (Italian), August 1997 Incrediblile ma falso, by Mathilde Bonetti
New Yorker, March 3, 1996 Talk of the Town: Jury Tampering
Neiman Marcus Catalog, 1996 The Age of Aquariums & Zen-sational Playhouse
The Big Book of Hoaxes, 1996 Joey Skaggs: Wanted for hoaxes, Tricks and Pranks
The National Enquirer, October 25, 1994 America’s #1 hoaxer makes headlines that fool millions
New York Post, Page Six, October 18, 1994 Enquirer falls to media scammer
Honolulu Weekly, July 29, 1994 Prank Art, by Julia Steele
New York Times Magazine, July 17, 1994 John Tierney, The Big City: Falling For It
Journalisten (Swedish), June 9, 1993 Media Frupper, by Nils Ulrik Pederson
Vogue España (Spanish), October 1992 Se habla de… Joey Skaggs
Prima (Italian), May, 1992 Personnagi: Il Bufaliere
Stern, October 24, 1991 Die echten Falsch
New York Times, December 23, 1990 The Merry Pranksters and the Art of the Hoax, by Mark Dery
TV Guide, July 29, 1989 Pranks a Lot, by Miles Callum
Penthouse, December 8, 1987 Joey Skaggs’s Greatest Hits, by Joe Di Mona
Journalisten (Swedish), February 13, 1987 Varning För Joey – Han Kan Dyka Upp Var Som Helst…
Epoca (Italian), November 21, 1986 Le Carte False, by Giordano Bruno Guerri
Actuel (French), October 1986 Il Ridiculise tous les Medias, Joey Skaggs est implacable!
L’Echo des Savanes (French), Sept 1984 Le Fou Qui Tient Les Medias En Echec
Life Magazine, February 1984 Just One More