E4 prank show in which Kayvan Novak phones up unsuspecting members of the public in various guises. The audio is accompanied by animation
- Sketch Show
- 2006 - 2008 (E4)
- 15 (pilot + 2 series)
- Kayvan Novak
- Kayvan Novak, Ed Tracy
- Hat Trick Productions
The Fonejacker (Kayvan Novak) is a man addicted to prank calling. He takes on various guises to satisfy his need to scam and confuse those on the other end of the phone. His identity is protected by a unique disguise - a red bobble hat.
Mostly, as viewers, we only get to hear the audio recording of the call - animation is used to add a visual dimension. However, sometimes we do get to see footage of the victim taking the call (which, in most cases, has been filmed through a shop window with The Fonejacker standing around the corner making the call)
Characters include African scamster George Agdgdgwngo, wheeler dealer geezer Terry Tibbs and Mr Doovde, a man who struggles with acronyms.
Our Review: Massively popular on the internet, Fonejacker is one of E4's biggest comedy hits. Prank calling is not a new idea, but it has to be said, this show does it better than most.
Kayvan Novak is a very talented voice artist who also displays a quick wit when it comes to improvising during the calls.
Our favourite character is African scamster George Agdgdgwngo and the ludicrous excuses he comes up with to try and get a sort code and account number.
Fonejacker has now finished, but it has got its own even bigger new spin-off. Check out Facejacker