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A Star Is Born 17 MIN, 53 SEC

For Kenny Tarr, hoaxing wasn’t a way to make quick a buck, it was his art. And the world of daytime television was his canvas. A gypsy, an adulterous trucker, a plumber trapped in a mortuary - Tarr pretended to be all these characters and more. He successfully tricked his way onto a significant number of different talk shows. But did his quest for fame ultimately backfire?

Produced by UnFictional's Nick White


Kenny Tarr as a teenager on Ricki Lake


Kenny Tarr appears on "The Bill Cunningham Show"


Kenny Tarr on Judge Joe Brown, claiming to be a gypsy clown


Kenny's 'clown mask'

Throw-Up Knows Trivia 10 MIN, 37 SEC

He's been a hacker, bank robber, furniture designer, pilot, filmmaker and, now, an internationally known neuroscientist. Since he's done everything else, you have to assume that Moran Cerf has done some hoaxing in his time. And in fact he once got mixed up in a scheme to win cash and prizes by hoaxing a trivia contest. The plan involved a couple of different phone lines, some fake identities, and a mastermind named Throw-Up.

Moran Cerf is a professor of neurosciences and business, a multiple-time Moth Grand-Slam storytelling champion, as well as a regular contributor to this program.


Moran Cerf

Episode photo: Kenny Tarr appearing on The Trisha Goddard Show


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