Snake Prank Guy Nick Huffman Arrested and Banned from all Wal-Mart’s Nationwide for Latest Prank


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Alex Zander: Nick you’re becoming a bit of a regular on MK ULTRA the last couple of weeks. In fact your latest stunt landed you in jail and got you banned from Wal Mart for life. I gotta say this last one was one of the funniest pranks I’ve ever seen. In your words what went down?


Nick Huffman: Thanks for having me back, Alex. It was pretty simple. My daughter and I were in the Kankakee WalMart and the Sporting Goods phone kept ringing. The intercom kept doing that one deal where it said, “We need an associate to sporting goods” and the phone was ringing. I’m gonna tell you a little secret. I don’t always act right. I couldn’t help myself.


AZ: I saw the police report and newspaper article; how the hell did they compare your prank to racism?


NH: I wanted to play the most offensive character possible. So, I made Earl a southern racist. The goal was to piss the people off who were on the other end of the line. Kankakee is a black area. So, that’s who Earl picked on. If I were in Arizona, I’d have picked on Mexicans. If I were in West Virginia, I’d have picked on white trash. That’s how comedy works. You hit the ball that’s sitting in front of you. Most people get that. But, there’s always that small percentage of people who hear the word “black” and they get self righteous and grab their pussies and running around in circles. Fuck every last one of those people. They’re exactly what’s wrong with this country. This politically correct shit has done got out of hand.



AZ: Who ratted you out this time?


NH: I kind of ratted on myself. I posted the videos to my facebook page. Yeah, I did it. I’m not sorry. I’m not going to apologize. Given the opportunity, I’d do it again.


AZ: How do you feel about getting in your local news?


NH: I think the local news thing is great. Every time I accidentally get myself arrested, my write up is always longer than everyone else’s. There’s a reason they do that to me and not everyone else. I’m good with it.


AZ: Any chance you will talk on the air with Mancow about this?


NH: I haven’t talked to Mancow in a year and a half. There’s no bad blood or anything. After dad died, I stopped doing the show and that’s the end of it. If he calls, sure. Why not?



AZ: What’s the charge and how much will it cost you?


NH: The charge is $88. Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct isn’t a real crime, anyhow. My buddy Rob says that Disorderly Conduct is a charge that was made up by the Germans in 1939 so they had an excuse to round up the jews. He barbecues pigs for a living, so, I’m pretty sure he knows what he’s talking about.


AZ: Legally, what’s next?


NH: Well, I’m going to trial and I will be representing myself.


AZ: So, you’re going to be your own lawyer?


NH: Yes. They had me arrested for answering a phone, which isn’t Disorderly conduct. They wanted this, not me. So, we can all put our Mickey Mouse ears on together. We have folks getting addicted to heroin. We have people fucking kids. But, Nick Huffman answers a goddamn telephone and the whole town stops. It’s ridiculous.


AZ: How was jail?


NH: Honestly, I can’t say enough about how nice the police and jail cops were to me. Luckily, I wasn’t wearing a hoodie. If I hadn’t been arrested, we wouldn’t be doing this interview right now. The reason this went viral is because they arrested me. So, I’d like to dedicate this interview to Wal Mart, Sharika, all the members of the Mickey Mouse fan club, and also to you Mrs Calabash, wherever you are.


AZ: Off the subject, I know you have an affiliation w/ David Allan Coe. Care to share anything about that?


NH: Ahhh, you picked up my DAC reference. Well done, Alex. David and his wife Kimberly and I have been friends for almost fifteen years. At one point, I ran his website and I, along with Tana Leggo and CJ Cumberland hosted his benefit in Louisville with my good friend Dallas Moore, Confederate Railroad, Pope Dan Johnson, and the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.


AZ: What’s next for Earl?


NH: You wouldn’t believe what’s next. Do you remember Fuck Her Right In the Pussy Fred?


AZ: Of course.


NH: He and I are friends. We’re working on something together. That’s all I’m going to say, but the momentum is going in the right direction.


AZ: Anything else you’d like to add?


NH: There is something that has always been very difficult for me to say.
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. I’ve never been relaxed enough around anyone to be able to say that.



  Nick Huffman is a Stand Up Comic as well as a Television and Radio Personality. He’s done numerous appearance on the popular Mancow radio and TV programs and in 2013 made the Delinquents Of Comedy proud when he was hired by Mancow TV as an on the scene reporter at the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day March on Springfield, IL . He also runs the The Looney Bin 201 S Schuyler Ave, Bradley, IL 60915 where they regularly host live concerts, comedy shows and other shenanigans.

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Just a few weeks ago,PRONG announced a new studio album “PRONG – X (No Absolutes)” to be released world wide January 29, 2016on Steamhammer/SPV.

Today, the band is announcing a full string of North American headline dates for 2016.
Tommy Victor: “PRONG is doing a nice run of shows covering North America starting April 21, 2016 in support of our upcoming release “PRONG X – NO ABSOLUTES”. If you missed us on the DANZIG/SUPERJOINT tour or if we bypassed your locale, you can then experience a full set packed with all the faves new and old!”

4/21: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/22: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
4/23: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
4/24: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
4/26: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
4/27: Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/28: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
4/29: McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey
4/30: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/2: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/3: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
5/4: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards
5/6: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/7: Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
5/8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/9: Montreal, QC @ Foufones Electriques
5/10: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
5/11: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/12: Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/13: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
5/15: Indianapolis, IN @ The 5th Quarter Lounge
5/16: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/17: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
5/18: Joliet, IL @ The Tree
5/19: Spring Lake, MN @ POV’s
5/20: Racine, WI @ Rt 20
5/21: Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo Center
5/22: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb Rock
5/23: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/24: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
5/25: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/27: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/28: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/29: Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
5/31: Chico, CA @ Lost on Main
6/1: San Jose, CA @ Rockbar

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Billy Bob Thornton’s Coming Back for Bad Santa 2!

Billy Bob Thornton is set to reprise his Willie Soke role as Bad Santa 2 announces that production will begin this January


Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton (The Man Who Wasn’t There, Sling Blade) is officially set to reprise his Bad Santa role as Willie Soke for the long-discussed Bad Santa 2! Geyer Kosinski (The Astronaut Farmer, “Fargo”) will produce the follow-up to the raucous 2003 comedy hit.


Miramax is partnering with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce Bad Santa 2. Broad Green will distribute the film theatrically in the U.S. during the 2016 holiday season. Sierra/Affinity will then handle foreign sales with sales starting at the upcoming American Film Market (November 4-11, 2015).


“We’ve been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob’s Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way,” said Zanne Devine, Miramax’s EVP of Film & TV. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Billy Bob, the entire creative and producing team, and Broad Green and Sierra/Affinity to bring back the outrageous humor and characters that made this movie brand iconic in the first place.”


“Bad Santa has been a part of our family holiday tradition ever since we all saw it together at our neighborhood theatre,” said Broad Green Pictures CEO Gabriel Hammond and CCO Daniel Hammond. “We are excited to bring this memorable character and new chapter back to the big screen.”


David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax and Victor Moyers for Broad Green Pictures. Principal photography will commence in January 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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All Them Witches
Lincoln Hall, 1/14, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.

Awolnation, Struts
Aragon Ballroom, 12/5, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

The Bad Plus
City Winery, 1/7, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/22, noon.

Bastille, Wombats
Aragon Ballroom, 12/4, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Beach House
The Vic, 3/1, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Caroline Davis Quintet
Constellation, 12/5, 8:30 PM.

Cobra Lounge, 11/21, 7 PM.

Dr. Dog
Riviera Theatre, 3/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Greg Dulli
Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/23, 9 AM.

Smart Bar, 1/15, 10 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

5 Seconds of Summer
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/30, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Double Door, 12/18, 9 PM.

The Go! Team
Lincoln Hall, 1/16, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

Have Mercy
Double Door, 10/25, 6 PM, all-ages.

Todd Hembrook & the Hemispheres
Bottom Lounge, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.

Eddie Holstein
SPACE, Evanston, 1/17, 2 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

The Abbey, 12/5, 11 PM.
Ladies of Panama
Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/29, 7 PM.

Lady Lamb
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Gill Landry
Schubas, 1/16, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

Meghan Linsey, Sarah Potenza
SPACE, Evanston, 12/17, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Laura Marling
Martyrs’, 11/21-22, 8 PM.

Metz, Bully
Metro, 1/16, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

Concord Music Hall, 12/31, 8 PM.

House of Blues, 12/2, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Naked Raygun
Concord Music Hall, 12/5, 6 PM, all-ages.

Beat Kitchen, 12/30-31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

The Promontory, 11/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Photo Atlas
The Abbey, 10/27, 8:30 PM.

Noam Pikelny
SPACE, Evanston, 2/18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Willy Porter, Peter Mulvey, and Paul Cebar
City Winery, 1/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/22, noon.

Promise Ring
Metro, 12/31, 10 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.
San Fermin
Athenaeum Theatre, 1/14, midnight, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet
SPACE, Evanston, 2/5-6, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.
75 Dollar Bill
Constellation, 11/13, 8:30 PM.

Silversun Pickups, Foals
Aragon Ballroom, 12/6, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Thalia Hall, 1/26-27, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

So So Glos
Cobra Lounge, 11/23, 9 PM.

House of Blues, 2/14, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.

Aragon Ballroom, 2/13, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.

Smart Bar, 1/14, 10 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

Tony Lanez
Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/5, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

Torres, Palehouse
Lincoln Hall, 1/15, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23.

Twenty One Pilots, K. Flay
Aragon Ballroom, 12/3, 7 PM, on sale 10/23, 10 AM.

Kate Voegele
City Winery, 11/22, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/22, noon.

House of Blues, 1/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Constellation, 11/5, 8:30 PM.

What’s Eating Gilbert
Township, 11/7, 9:30 PM.

Wild Belle
Metro, 1/15, 9 PM, part of Tomorrow Never Knows, on sale Fri 10/23, noon.

Wynonna & the Big Noise
City Winery, 2/3, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/22, noon.

Beat Kitchen, 12/4, 8:30 PM.

Zo!, Carmen Rodgers
The Promontory, 11/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/23, 10 AM.

Act of Defiance
Cobra Lounge, 11/4, 6:30 PM, relocated from Double Door.

Empty Bottle, 11/3, 9 PM, canceled.

The Who
United Center, 3/10, 7:30 PM, rescheduled from 10/15.

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Karl the Snake Meets Nick Huffman for the Best Prank Ever

Nick Huffman interview by Alex Zander 


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AZ: Tell us the story about Karl, starting with how and where you found him? What kind of snake is he?


Nick: My buddies, Chad Vagt and Matt Souiligne, were mowing next to the ALDI in Kankakee, which is where they found him.  They sent me a video to ask if I wanted it.  That’s not even a real question.  Its a five foot long bull snake who is mean as hell.  Of course I want it.


So who decided to launch this popular prank? I did. But, the credit goes to my dad, Randy Huffman.  Before he died, one of his favorite things to do was go to garage sales and buy cheap suitcases.  He’d catch raccoon, put him in the suitcase, set out the suitcase, and we’d sit there and wait for some idiot to think they had just come up on a goldmine.  They’d get about two blocks up the road before you saw them hit their brake lights and swerve off the road.  Coon attacks aren’t uncommon in these parts, but they are when they pop out of suitcases.  So, I had the snake, and my friend Reba had an old fake coach purse.  So, we changed dad’s game a little bit.  He was terrified of snakes and democrats.



How did it happen?


I own a bar in Bradley called The Looney Bin. I threw it out on the sidewalk, so we could watch out the window. For two straight days, we had pretty much nothing but do gooders trying to return it.  The law showed up and told me I had to quit or be arrested.  I’m no dummy.  I just moved the prank down the road to Kankakee, which is pretty much a shithole.


Could anyone have possibly gotten bit? I was hoping so.


I read that the police got involved and ordered you to pull the plug on the prank.


The law found out because I posted it on Facebook and some miserable bitch called the police.  We went to the east side of Kankakee, because, well, there’s a reason that every writeup about the worst places in America always have Kankakee listed in the “top ten worst”.  Kankakee lived up to it’s reputation nicely.  It took 30 seconds for someone to steal it.  About the same time a fire truck pulled in before they did.  The fireman was going to pick up the purse to be a do gooder.  The mope beat me to it.  So, he got in his fire truck and chases the guy to the stoplight and confronts him with his do goodiness.  Then, they blew the red light, damn near got hit, and crashed. Now, I guess they crashed the car, which they borrowed from her aunt, which is probably pronounced “auntie”.  They wrecked it.  It got towed to the KIA dealership, where it was found by the KIA employees.  One of them, Jeannie, is my soon to be ex wife’s ex husband’s sister and she recognized him from the videos, so she brought him to the bar for me.



Tell us about the people that picked him up? 


I don’t know them. I guess the guy’s name is Mikey Rabideau.  I don’t know her name, but I assume it’s something that implies she has no self-esteem, like Charlotte.


I was accused of racism for dropping him off in east Kankakee.   How stupid is that?   The only reason he was in Kankakee in the first place was because I got shanghaied by the Bradley police.  I didn’t give kankakee a bad rap.  They made a choice.  If you don’t want to give Kankakee a bad rap, maybe you should stop stealing?  But, I’m weird.


The video went viral instantly.  Since then, people act like this snake is way more important than he really is.   Hell, Betz wants to make him The Tree’s mascot now.   There’s people trying to give me aquariums for here.   I don’t understand it.  It’s a fucking snake. It shits outside.  You can’t trust it.  It doesn’t even have legs.  My buddy, Craig, only has one leg.  I barely trust him.



So as a reward Karl went on an adventure I see.


Betsy Kuypers and I went and met up with Another Lost Year, who was in town filming their new music video, and we took him skydiving.








Nick Huffman is a Stand Up Comic as well as a Television and Radio Personality. He’s done numerous appearance on the popular Mancow radio and TV programs and in 2013 made the Delinquents Of Comedy proud when he was hired by Mancow TV as an on the scene reporter at the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day March on Springfield, IL . He also runs the The Looney Bin 201 S Schuyler Ave, Bradley, IL 60915 where they regularly host live concerts, comedy shows and other shenanigans.


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Colin Hanks Explores the Rise and Fall of Tower Records



In his new documentary, Colin Hanks tells the tale of Tower Records, the iconic music retailer that famously tanked.


Colin Hanks didn’t mean to pit his directorial debut, a star-studded documentary about the rise and fall of legendary music retailer Tower Records, in direct box-office competition with his father’s latest Oscar-bait performance in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, which also opened in limited theaters this weekend. “Total coincidence, obviously. I would not plan that in any way, shape or form,” Hanks (the younger) says. Then, after a beat, “But I’m thinking we’re gonna have a higher per-screen average because they’re in over 2,000 theaters. So I like our odds.” What’s good, Tom Hanks?


All Things Must Pass, which aims to tell the definitive oral history of Tower Records from its unlikely origins in a Sacramento drug store to its glory days of cocaine-fueled rock-and-roll excess to its final, stunning downfall in 2006, seems like an odd first project for Hanks. The actor—who finished up an acclaimed run last season as police deputy Gus Grimly on FX’s Fargo and currently co-stars in the CBS comedy Life in Pieces—never worked at the store, though he wanted to, badly. He applied at two different L.A. locations while in college but never got a callback. “They both said the same thing: ‘Look. We can give you this application, you can fill it out, and we’ll put it on top of this gigantic stack of applications—but I’m telling you right now that there are so many people in front of you that we will never call you,’” Hanks recalls.

Still, Hanks has his own personal Tower Records story–that personal connection so many have to the bright red and yellow logo, the listening booths, and those endless aisles of cassette singles and CDs. “When the stores were closing, I was bummed because it was something from Sacramento,” he says with hometown pride. “I was talking with an old family friend of mine and she said in passing, ‘Gosh, I can’t believe it all happened in that drug store.’ And I was like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’” Hanks soon met Russ Solomon, the owner and driving force behind Tower Records’ staggering success (and, to a certain degree, its devastating demise), whose father got in the business by selling used 78 RPM vinyls. With his larger-than-life personality and clear-eyed recollection of both his successes and mistakes, Solomon provided a natural focal point for a documentary.

What started as a jukebox side project in Sacramento’s Tower Theater in the early ‘60s blossomed into a $1 billion international industry (and of course, the ultimate cool-kid place to work) by the mid-nineties, when Hanks was in college. As we hear first-hand from character after colorful character in the film–from music celebrities with a soft spot for the iconic ketchup-and-mustard signage, including Bruce Springsteen, David Geffen, Elton John and ex-Tower employee Dave Grohl, to lowly clerks who rose through the ranks and became vice presidents–Tower remains a complicated and potent symbol of the days of in-person music sharing and discovery.


Springsteen remembers the chain’s famous Sunset Boulevard location as a “Lost Boys Club” for young musicians and recalls watching hungrily as hordes of customers rifled through bins of vinyl records. “It’s that place where your dreams meet the listener,” he says somewhat battily, banging his fist on a table and grinning. “That audience you dreamt of is walking through the door right now.” Grohl recalls Towers’ merciful lack of dress code for employees, which made it the only place a long-haired, grunged-out teenage Grohl could get a job. And Elton John, who describes Towers’ closing as “one of the greatest tragedies of my life,” says with the faintly indignant air of wronged royalty, “I spent more money at Tower Records than any other human being.”


And there are stories of wild, swinging ‘70s excess: young couples having sex in the listening booths, employees expensing cocaine under the name “Hand Truck Fuel,” and vice president Bud Martin’s secluded “office within his office” where he’d take young female secretaries and “boink ‘em,” as former vice president Heidi Colter recalls. “It was so flamboyantly bad that it had to be a joke,” Colter laughs, not long after describing her first days working at the Sacramento store, when men ruled the company and women were required to wear skirts. “No excuses, no period stuff. I went into labor twice behind the counter,” she says. “First female hired, first female vice president!”


But it’s in documenting the ultimate fall of Tower Records that All Things Must Pass proves most insightful. “I realized there was this big misconception that it was simply Napster that ‘killed the music industry,’” Hanks says. “It wasn’t just that. It was a series of events going back as far as 1980 with the introduction of the CD that really sort of set off this chain of events that down the road led to Towers’ demise.” CDs allowed retailers like Target and Wal-Mart to get into the music business–and for a cheaper selling price than Tower Records was willing to compete with. “What they should have done was lower the CD prices,” Geffen tells the camera. “But they didn’t.”



Even after the dawn of Napster and online music piracy, Solomon’s belief in people’s general willingness to pay $18 for a CD stubbornly persisted. A colleague explains that Solomon thought people would always want physical record collections–an unsound prediction that ignored the rise of mp3 players. Resentment began breeding within the company when Solomon installed his eldest son, Mike, as CEO after a heart bypass surgery sidelined him for most of 1998. Then banks came calling to collect interest on the massive loans Tower had used during its aggressive worldwide expansion in the 1990s. By 2004, Tower Records had filed for bankruptcy. By 2006, the company had been bought out and liquidated.


“In the film industry, we’ve been looking at the music industry and going, ‘How do we avoid that?’” Hanks says, explaining what made going into “the minutia of the music industry” so exciting to him. He adds, “I wanted to tell the story of why they’re really gone as well as take the audience on a journey with these characters so that when these stores close, it’s much more heartfelt than just a physical store shutting down.”


The uphill battle to secure funding for the film would have spooked a less ballsy first-time director–turns out, a movie about a subject known for losing a lot of money is a tough sell in Hollywood, especially in 2008. “The economy had just gone into the dumps, documentary films were not viewed as easily as they are now, on Netflix,” Hanks recalls. “The finances obviously were an issue and were always an issue but ultimately I think the biggest issue was that Tower Records was not that far in the rearview mirror.” Where Hollywood failed, Kickstarter came in with the help of 1,686 backers who pledged $92,025 for the creation of the film–and the rest is history.


As for Solomon, his music empire has not completely been felled. Thousands of miles away in Japan, where kids still dig American music enough to buy CDs, 85 Tower Records stores still flourish. It’s not wholly surprising: Japanese people coined the simple, profound, comical slogan still affiliated with Tower Records today: “No music, no life.”

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