Jack Vale is an American comedian who has a YouTube channel featuring hidden-cameras and pranks. As of September 10, 2014, his videos have around 220 million views and his channel has more than 1,200,000 subscribers.
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Hi Redditors. Jack Vale here. I'm best known for coming up with comedic pranks on my YouTube Channel which, thanks to many of you, have millions of subscribers. I also created and marketed a little fart toy known as the Pooter. And now I have a TV show on HLN. I invite you all to watch "Jack Vale: Offline" premiering tonight at 10 pm ET/PT on HLN to see how pranking has become the family business. Now, please ask away. Here's my new video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L6GWsT9ZYU
UPDATE: Headed out to an interview with @NancyGraceHLN. Afraid to keep her waiting. See you tonight at 10pET on HLN! #JackValeOffline
Do you ever do that thing with the flap jack and a turtle on top of a bean bag chair?
EVERY DAY! Unless the red top with a grape head gets fat!
What is your favorite prank that you've done?
All of the paranoid videos... because people don't know what the heck I'm up to
First off, love your videos, favorite one is the pooter prank at target when you "farted" on the lady in the scooter, and her husband hit you, it was shocking you kept your calm during that prank.
My question for you today is do you have an rituals or superstitions for a prank?
Besides sacrificing a chicken before a prank? No, that's all. And thanks
Hey man! Wicked channel, those pooter pranks are legendary, how often have you ran into trouble with people from pranking them? Any good stories?
Only the one when I got punched in Target... and it was just because I farted on the guy's wife. No biggy.
How much preparation do you go through before you prank your target? Do you simply take it all as it comes or are you prepared down to the socks?
A little of both. I LOVE working on the cuff but being prepared is also a good thing. The time the old guy punched me, was unexpected.
Will you do more vids with edbassmaster in the future?
P.s love your pranks <3
Yeah…when he gets out of jail. haha. Just kidding… I love Ed…you never know…hopefully we will have time to cola soon.
Have you ever done a prank and immediately felt that you had gone too far? Have you ever been threatened with arrest? Are there some pranks gone horribly awry that you haven't posted on your channel?
Yes. When I collab'd with Vitaly and got hit in the head for stealing a skateboard. Dat boy got me in trouble yo! lol
Tried to push the envelope too far, but the envelope got pushed back at me.
If you could fart on 3 people in the world, living or dead, who would it be?
Dead, I would fart on Leslie Nielsen, because I feel like it would make him proud. Alive: 2 Chainz, coming up soon!
Who are your top fav pranksters on YouTube?
Greg Benson, Tom Made and Rahat
Hey Jack big fan! Is pranking something you've always done? What is the process of picking a target? And last but not least who's your favorite person you have pranked with?
Two people I love working with, Tom Mabe and Greg Benson. Would love to work with them soon. And when it comes to picking targets, I do background screenings and stalk people.
Hey Jack, have you ever attempted comedy outside the world of pranking? Something like stand-up, or scripted comedy? Or do you just love getting a rise out of people?
Big stand-up fan! I plan to tour doing live comedy. Was recently at the Jon Lovitz theater on the universal citywalk. Planning more tours later this year!
Hey Jack! How did you and Greg Benson first meet?
I don't remember but he's been a close friend ever since! Love that guy.
What pranks have you had to alter or cancel because you felt they wouldn't work or be too dangerous?
My new video is the Male Chauvinist Dad Prank and that was tough. I felt like it might be dangerous to say those things in front of a bunch of women! Check it out
Do you have any stories of pranks you pulled off as a youngster ?
My dad does. When I was a kid he made my mom think he was spanking me but really he just asked me to scream while he hit the bed. My mom insisted I should be punished…lol
Who do you wish to collab with in 2015?
And thank you so much for noticing that. That truly is my goal.
What was your biggest struggle with trying to become popular and successful from youtube?
Trying to balance putting up consistent videos and taking care of a big family.
How do you go about doing pranks without smiling or blowing your cover?
Skill. It's hard sometimes. The hardest thing for me is working with the people who I think are really funny... It's hard to keep a straight face during those shoots.
Why not trying to do it in Russia?
Vitaly should invite me.
My wife says I need to grow up, I say she needs to finish mowing the grass... What advice do you have for an immature 27 year old?
Get a good divorce lawyer.
Cant wait for Jack vale: offline tonight. looks funny. What is your favorite prank that is not your own done by another prankster?
Thanks man! You can watch it with your entire family :) My favorite prank of all time (not by me) is probably the invisible driver prank by my friend Rahat. VERY creative!
Hey Jack! You're awesome!
If you could go "pootering" with any celebrity, who would it be with?
Hey Jack! Love your videos! How much do you make off YouTube advertisements? Please do not feel impelled to share a detailed number, but maybe just a range would be nice.
I get paid in bitcoin
Hi, Jack, thanks for doing this AMA!
What were your aspirations in life before you made videos and how have they changed since then?
When did pranking and comedy become a career for you and how did you feel when your fan base started growing so much?
What is your ultimate success goal?
I've been entertained by your videos and comedy for 4 years, best of luck in your future endeavors!
why are you in jail right now? what kind of trouble did you get into?
I did something to Nancy Grace. I'm innocent!
What is the scariest reaction you've had to a prank?
An old lady in her front yard threatened to go get her gat... And all I did was fart on her grandkids.
What is your favorite movie?
Dumb and Dumber
Jack, I enjoy your channel a lot. Any advice on what pranks I can pull on my kids or wife? You know just want to keep things interesting around here.
I don't know anyone who has pulled off the classic fart and stick your wife's head under the covers gag, and gotten it up on YouTube. Do that immediately and I will share it.
Depends on who's over you.
Thanks for doing this AMA, Jack! Can't wait to the check out the new show tonight! My question: What advice, if any, do you have for aspiring YouTubers who want to get into pranking?
Just do anything. Just go out with a video camera and film something. And it will come to you.
What is your favourite prank you have ever pulled off? It doesn't have to be something you have uploaded to your YouTube channel, and could be a short simple prank you pulled off in your teenage years.
the paranoid pranks
Hey jack, I'm from new Zealand and love your work. Would you ever come here for pranks or a show of some kind?
Absolutely! As long as I can sleep on your couch!
when you first started out, did you find it difficult at first interacting with members of the public for your pranks?
Yeah. The farting thing took a while to get used to because you have to take the blame for it... As soon as I got a laugh, I got used to it immediately and the rest is history.
Why did you start to make videos on YouTube?
To market the Pooter so I could sell it.
Have you ever brought rock music/dancing to a town that banned it?
No but I brought K-Pop to America. A lot of people don't know that about me.
When did you decide to become a Comedian?
The day I was born. I immediately looked behind me and couldn't believe I came out of that.
Do you plan to switch from youtube to TV or do you want to stay loyal to your community on YT?
Love the way you worded that! lol. And honestly, my YT fans are very important to me. Without them, there would be no TV show so for that I am very grateful :) Thanks
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite type of animal?
monkey. a blue monkey would be amazing
Is it weird being recognized?
No, it's awesome. I love my fans and always have time for them. Always will.
What happened to your vlog channel, Jack?
Didn't have the time to take on a third channel! lol gonna start uploading daily blogs on my second now (jackvalelive)
What do you think needs to be done to combat Islamic extremism?
They need a taste of the pooter.