The makers of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa have released this hilarious behind-the-scenes featurette that serves as a ‘how to’ for staged comedy. One of the most asked questions by audiences are how do people not know they’re being bamboozled?
Well this featurette shows how, the basic idea is to bring in a few people that have a certain task and expectation of the staged location, then spin it on them.
The comic brilliance of Johnny Knoxville is on full display here and his crazy filter for comedy. As soon as things wander outside the style of comedy the he wants portrayed, he immediately senses the joke has slipped away and diffuses any awkward situation.