The Jerky Boys franchise is considered a pioneer of sketch comedy and improvisation using prank phone calls as a platform. The calls were made by ringing up unsuspecting recipients or in response to classified advertisements placed in local new York-based newspapers, all the calls were made in character. The outlandish characters were based on Brennan’s immediate family and acquaintances from his childhood. With a seemingly endless roster of diverse characters including the infamous Frank Rizzo, the neurotic Sol Rosenberg and the flamboyant Jack Tors, The Jerky Boys have sold millions of CDs and were Grammy-nominated. Also winning NARM two years in a row for best album back-to-back for Jerky Boys 1 and 2.
Rolling Stone magazine referred to The Jerky Boys contribution to the Comedy world as “The calls that change comedy.” They went on to ad “The Jerky Boys turned prank calling into a funny, filthy art form selling millions of albums and inspiring today’s crop of improvisational authenticity seeking comedy Stars.”
Johnny Brennan has appeared in other TV and film roles, including Space Ghost Coast to Coast co-starring as the “Chief” in “Big Money Hustlas” and also in the Emmy-nominated Fox TV’s Family Guy where he created and voices the character Mort Goldman, voicing others as well.
“It’s really quite humbling to know that you have created something that has touched millions of people and made them feel good, have a good laugh or just brighten their day. I’m extremely excited to be putting together the first new actual Jerky Boys record in almost 25 years!” said Brennan.
“I grew up listening to The Jerky Boys and I can’t believe we’re going to be working with Johnny.” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Johnny Brennan is managed by Chris Mazzilli and Steve Mazzilli and are represented by Samuel A. Benjamin Esq. of the Law Office of Samuel A. Benjamin, Esq. LLC.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company, producing the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and will release the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) was launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and many major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.