Fake Strongmen Prankers Sued by News Station, Appeal to Fans for Help

Jeremy Belanger
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment



The duo behind a series of local news pranks is being sued. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been the masterminds behind the dubious Yo-Yo Master Kenny “K-Strass” Strasser and Chop & Steele, two unfit “strong men.” In March, WEAU in Wisconsin had the two on as their characters, Chop & Steele, and demonstrated their exercise regimen, which included lifting jugs of gravy and hurling sticks at each other.

The owners of Wisconsin station Gray Television are now suing the group. Pickett and Prueher, who run the Found Footage Festival, appealed to their fans to help pay for the legal fees. They released a video explaining that their work, “proves that TV stations aren’t doing their due diligence.” They hope to raise $80,000 on their gofundme.com campaign.

After they finish with their legal troubles, Pickett and Prueher vow to return to pranking local TV as something as ridiculous as jugglers celebrating Arbor Day.

Watch: ‘Found Footage’ Duo Prank Local News Again, This Time as Fake Strongmen Chop & Steele

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