The Jerky Boys are an influential American comedy duo from Queens, New York, whose routine consisted of prank telephone calls and other related skits. Formed in 1989, The Jerky Boys was made up of former childhood friends Johnny Brennan, and Kamal. After Kamal left the act in 2000, The Jerky Boys continued on as a solo act featuring only Brennan, before going on hiatus after the 2001 release of their final album, The Jerky Tapes. The project was resurrected in 2006 and remains active today.
The calls were made by ringing up unsuspecting recipients, or in response to classified advertisements placed in local New York-based newspapers. Each call was made in character, usually with over the top voices influenced by the duo's family members.
According to their current record label, Laugh.com, the act has sold over 8,000,000 CDs since their 1993 debut. - wiki