Über The Jerky Boys
When their first album earned the distinction of being the best-selling comedy album of 1993, the floodgates were thrown open for people copying The Jerky Boys' shtick of foul-mouthed, bruising prank calls. They took the crass humor and rude stereotype of the typical roughneck New York City citizen (made popular by Andrew Dice Clay) to a new level. Verbal abuse is the name of their game, calling up unsuspecting businesses and individuals, berating them on the phone with sometimes hilarious results. After six albums and a movie that flopped, The Jerky Boys are still at it, beating their one joke like the dead horse it is. Overdone as that one joke may be, Frank Rizzo (one of a dozen-plus characters) shouting "Open your ears, jackass!" at an unsuspecting stranger he addresses as "fruitcake" just never gets old.