Celebrate April Fools’ Day with Jimmy Kimmel’s five best pranks

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5. The wax figure prank

Here we have an example of Jimmy Kimmel pranking both his staff and his family. He kills two birds with one stone by terrorizing his cousin Micki with a classic wax figure prank.

Kimmel was honored with a wax figure by Madame Tussauds, cementing his status as a fan-favorite late night host and internationally recognized star. But the comedian decided to have a little fun with his likeness before it was staged in a museum for tourists to take selfies with it.

The wax figure prank has become a pretty common stunt. Typically it involves the celebrity standing still and pretending to be made of wax. Kimmel twists the premise just a bit and saves the big reveal for the end. It pays off as he gets the best reaction from his cousin who by then had been scared a half dozen times.

So while “wax figure prank” may sound predictable, Kimmel offers something different. Fans wouldn’t expect anything else from the late night king of pranks. Kimmel is probably just happy that his cousin Micki can take a joke a lot better than his Aunt Chippy. Speaking of Aunt Chippy, that brings us to our next Kimmel prank…