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Fake chef pranks news stations with awful recipes

Fake Chef Pranks News Stations with Terrible Recipes

By Andrew Dymburt, Buzz60

When it comes to viral video pranks, they call this "the long con." With the holiday season well in our rear view mirror, that's exactly what Chef Keith Gurke was going for.

Nick Prueher appeared on five morning shows throughout the Midwest, posing as Chef Keith Gurke trying to promote his new book, "Leftovers. Right: Making a Winner of Last Night's Dinner."

Only problem is, the book doesn't exist, and Nick (AKA Chef Keith Gurke) isn't actually a chef. He's a comedian who went on a bunch of news shows during the holidays and got reporters to try out his gross concoctions made from leftovers. Now, he admits it was all a lie.

Some Chef Gurke favorites included: mashed potato ice cream cones and smoothies with raw cranberries, pumpkin pie and milk all blended together. Nick says he did this prank because he hated appearing on TV interviews when promoting his comedy tours.

But news stations, beware: Nick isn't finished just yet. He says he hopes to pull this off again next year as a new character.

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randmhunley March 05 2014 at 9:56 AM


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lov2elkhnt March 05 2014 at 10:24 AM

Try on these new invisable clothes your highness. Fish on!

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Morry March 05 2014 at 10:25 AM

I Love comedy, love to laugh, tell jokes, see comedy shows But, That's not comedy.. that's fraud and he should be banned from appearing on any shows. what happens when someone tries these "gross" recipes and gets sick,,,, Chef Maurice

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prnyl March 05 2014 at 12:25 PM

Those who can do- those who can't become newspeople

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ngcolby March 05 2014 at 10:40 AM

Producers...no one checked out the book? Shame on you.

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wmccreery March 05 2014 at 11:19 AM

Awesome! It shows that news today is a farce!

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JOEM March 05 2014 at 11:22 AM


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madddddddddddddd March 05 2014 at 11:26 AM

this is just how easy it is to put out fake info...........out media folks r so lazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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chdblwinnr March 05 2014 at 2:37 PM

So, the producers of those shows never bothered to check on his credentials or even look for a copy of the book. They took his WORD that he was a chef with a new cookbook and they gave him airtime. Do you now understand whose fault this is?

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maybeitskelsey March 05 2014 at 11:33 AM

this is hilarious. i applaud you chef keith gurke. people are either going to hate on you, or going to admire you. either way, you are getting that attention and publicity and people WILL know your name.

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