Michael Carbonaro is a multifaceted entertainer. He's an actor who has had recurring roles in various TV series, and he has also performed in his own comedy and magic show at clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He puts all of those talents to use -- and throws in a unique improvisation skill -- in "The Carbonaro Effect," an unscripted series in which he deceives, amazes and amuses an unsuspecting public. In each half-hour episode, Carbonaro performs baffling tricks on people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Whether the marks are alone or with friends, everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what they just experienced.
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Michael unveils the mystery behind bowling balls, and does the world's longest spit take; Shaquille O'Neal helps with a plan to blow one super-fan's mind.
Michael shows off an impossible way to organize your clothes; there are some surprises lurking in our favorite foods at the super market; Michael pushes his skills by tricking two people at the same time.
Michael reveals an amazing credit card hack; demonstrating how far stem cell research has come; spooking a gnome-fearing gardener.
Michael proves one is what one drinks; derailing a commuter's sense of reality.
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While posing as a security guard, Michael turns a metal detector into a microwave; a mover is dumbfounded when a woman rises from the ashes.
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Michael serenades a clam while posing as a cook; a spirited trick leaves one man questioning the afterlife.
Michael shares brand-new takes on his favorite tricks with never-before-seen footage.
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While working at a frame store, Michael becomes a piece of art; a woman goes haywire when Michael literally loses his head.
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When Michael opens a shocking package at a warehouse, a man goes hog wild; one woman believes a curse has transformed a man right before her eyes.
In this special crossover event, the Impractical Jokers help Michael stun coffee bar customers - but soon discover the joke is on them; Michael's woodland creatures display fantastic hidden abilities.
Michael reveals an exciting new way to fix a tablet, makes an impossible-to-swallow drink and turns a dog into the world's smartest animal.
Michael uncovers ancient secrets at an Asian gift shop, reveals a transformative spray at Eataly and leaves his assistant speechless at a photo shoot.
Michael turns leftovers into beauty products at a soap shop; a hip-hop fan at a record store learns how to jump around; Michael's coworker at a children's store learns about the dangers of babysitting.
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Michael gets a bug out of a customers phone; patrons at a bar fall for a never-ending beer bottle; gullible co-workers believe Michael can freeze-dry animals and reanimate them.
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Michael proves chipmunks are nature's accountants; Michael stuns a museum worker by bringing a fossilized creature to life.
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Losing a credit card in a series of absorbing containers; sloppy handwriting reveals calligraphy; catering assistant gets spooked when chinaware sets itself.
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Michael pushes a single-serve soup machine fit for space travel and amazes patrons with an ear wax removal kit that takes DIY candles to a shocking level; Michael stuns a massage therapist when a healing stone gets stuck in a client.
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Michael serves up a drink that can eat away anything; Michael astounds a customer with a new sneaker lacing technology.
Michael turns iced tea into a tea candle and later, at a pet store, he reveals that caterpillars have wicks; Michael stumps a warehouse assistant when he proves that big tricks come in shrink-wrapped packages.
Michael shows off a seashell from the seashore that still has the seashore in it, and reveals desserts that break the mold; while on a farm, Michael startles his assistant with an out-of-this-world trick.
Michael and his fellow employees debate the authenticity of a giant lizard and find a game with a very specific target audience.
This hidden-camera series follows four lifelong friends -- Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano -- who take dares to an outrageous level. Since they were young, the quartet have challenged one another to do ridiculous dares in public. On the show, to find out who is best under pressure, the guys compete in awkward and outrageous hidden-camera hijinks. At the end of each episode, the loser must perform what is deemed to be the most-mortifying challenge yet.
Comic Adam Conover, a cast member and writer at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor, brings his original online series to TV, expanding upon his efforts to poke fun at everyday things that people accept or assume without question. In the half-hour investigative comedy, Conover uses a not-quite-deadly combination of comedy, history and science to debunk widespread misconceptions about topics and ideas that are routinely taken for granted.
TV personality Kevin Pereira ("Attack of the Show") and comic Brooke Van Poppelen explore the world of "life hacks": procedures or actions that solve problems, simplify tasks or reduce frustrations. From opening a wine bottle with a shoe, eliminating pet hair on fabric with a squeegee and flip-flop, or using a sock to make a toilet seat more comfortable, the successful hacks are designed to be fun, inexpensive time-savers. Those that don't live up to the hype are exposed, and undercover hacks challenge members of the public to overcome pitfalls.
Comics April Richardson and Chris Fairbanks host this half-hour series that applauds (wink, wink) how hard some people, places and things try to succeed despite ultimately failing. Actors, comedians and improvisation artists are digitally inserted into viral videos to comment on and congratulate people for being brave and ingenious in coming oh so close to victory. But, claims truTV, " `Almost Genius' doesn't mock, because as everyone knows, almost is awesome... and genius."
"truTV Top Funniest" is a countdown show of outrageous videos filmed in the U.S. Viral clips, home movies, pranks, surveillance videos, event footage and news bloopers are all part of the side-splitting action. Each episode features a different theme, like "Funny Fails" and "Ridiculous Moments."
Comic Billy Eichner transitions his man-on-the-street-style interviews that first became popular via the Funny or Die website to TV, roaming the sidewalks of New York and asking pedestrians outrageous pop-culture trivia questions. A correct answer could win the passersby money, even if it's just $1. The real payoff for viewers comes in watching Eichner's frenzied irreverence -- an act he honed as a member of the comedy troupe the Upright Citizens Brigade -- clash with hardened New Yorkers, many of whom gleefully play along.
"Pair of Kings" star Mitchel Musso hosts this hidden-camera show in which unsuspecting tweens and teens come face to face with their favorite celebrities. The young people are set up by family members to be put into unpredictable situations in which they meet the stars. Musso (who co-wrote and performs the show's theme song) directs the pranks from a covert mobile command center. Some of the stars who surprise their biggest fans on the show include Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan.
Get ready for the world's most incredible kids. This pint-sized variety show is larger than life, even if its performers are still in elementary school. From tiny dancers and small singers to mini martial arts experts, you'll see jaw-dropping talents and astounding feats performed by youngsters from all over the globe. Host Steve Harvey then goes toe-to-toe in hilarious conversations with these mighty wonders. These amazing kiddos impress with mature worldviews, witty comebacks and unexpected hijinks.