Think the dark world of crystal meth distribution is a seedy business? Apparently that’s nothing compared to the sordid world of black market joke selling.
Just ask Jimmy Fallon.
The comic and his Late Night with Jimmy Fallon team debuted a Breaking Bad parody they dubbed “Joking Bad” on Wednesday night – and it’s immediately gone viral.
The nearly 13-minute digital short features real life new father Fallon, 38, looking alarmingly like Bryan Cranston’s Walter White, who is told he has no more than six months left on his late night show.
In faux despair, the host decides to sell jokes on the black market with the help of announcer Steve Higgins, who amusingly channels Aaron Paul’s foul-mouthed character on the acclaimed AMC show in the midst of its final season.
The duo get high on Pop Rocks candy as they compile jokes involving everyone from One Direction to Anthony Weiner, but the scheme eventually backfires when they realize he has no jokes left for his own show.
The pitch perfect parody includes cameos from Bob Odenkirk in character as sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman, as well as Breaking Bad stars Paul and Cranston heckling Fallon from the Late Night audience. Don’t miss Cranston throwing a pizza in mock disgust.