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18 Hilarious Videos of Celebrities Pranking Their Fans

Updated December 31, 2018 581 votes 196 voters 17.4k views18 items

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Not to speak from experience or anything, but when you’re a celebrity, it can be hard to interact with fans with an icebreaker. Thankfully, that’s where pranks come in. Celebrities will also make surprise appearances for their fans. Most celebrity fan pranks are so fun to watch because there’s a real joy in the superstar’s eye that you don’t get to see in their regular talk show interactions - not to mention fans (usually) love being pranked by their favorite celebs. Although some of the pranks that you’re about to see probably gave at least one fan a heart attack (looking at you, One Direction), most of these are really authentic and fun interactions. Check out these famous people who pranked their fans.

There are a few different styles of celeb pranks. There’s tried-and-terrifying "Wax Museum" prank, the classic prank phone call, and that timeless undercover-celeb-con. Celebrities who've pranked their unsuspecting fans range from sports mega-stars to country singers to television actors who have a project they are trying to promote. What makes them so fun to watch, though, is how much fun these famous pranksters seem to be having. 

If you’ve been pranked by a celebrity and want to share your story, tell us about it in the comments. And if you know where we can find more videos of Hanson covering Slipknot please get in touch. 

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    Drake Ends Up Getting Pranked Himself?

    Video: YouTube

    Woof. If there's a celebrity that people love to hate on it's Degrassi-alum-turned-rapper Drake. The jury's still out as to whether this prank was meant to make people feel bad for criticizing the emotional Toronto rapper, or if Jimmy Kimmel was trying to get the 6 God all dolled up and have people say mean things to his face. Either way, it made for some good laughs.

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    Before he was touring/making terrible faces with the Grateful Dead and saying gross things about famous women, John Mayer was just a bored superstar on tour who liked to wear a bear suit and mess with people hanging out in a parking lot. Living, the dream, if you will. 

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    Picking the right person to prank can be lengthy and careful process or, if you're Matt Damon, it can be as easy as picking random daytime commuters. While promoting Jason Bourne, the actor tried to recruit random Angelenos to star in their own spy movie while raising money for Water.org. The best part about this prank is how many people weren't down for Damon's antics.

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    Whenever Ellen and the Biebz get together it's pretty much assumed that pranks will be poppin' off in every direction. In 2015 she and Justin called one of his fans (one of his "top 5 favorite things to do") and he donned a ~very sexy~ English accent to convince the poor girl that her dreams of higher education were going to be dashed unless she got her act together. Geez, Justin.

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