Let’s get a slow clap for “Chop” and “Steele,” folks. Because this YouTube prank is straight up brilliant.
“Chop” and “Steele” are not actually the weightlifting strongman duo they purport to be. They’re really a couple of major doofuses. But that didn’t stop some earnest local TV morning shows from booking the duo for fitness demonstrations.
From karate-chopping twigs (wow!) to stomping on wicker baskets (impressive!), “Chop” and “Steele” gave local news viewers all the excitement they could handle. The funniest part is watching morning show anchors try to smile and nod along as our strongmen get weirder and weirder.
The bit, embedded atop this post, is part Best in Show, part Borat.
But who, you ask, are “Chop” and “Steele” actually? They’re Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, a pair of comedians behind the The Found Footage Festival.