In case you've forgotten, we're here to remind you that there's one day a year when fake news is supposed to be funny.
Happy April Fool's Day!
On April 1, several Internet hoaxes made the rounds. However, maybe because of the simultaneous Easter holiday, there didn't appear to be as many jokes as in previous years.
Regardless, here are a few pranks that made us laugh.
Lin-Manuel Miranda announces he's making a musical about 'The Room'
In a story posted on TheaterMania, Hamilton scribe Miranda shared information about a Broadway adaptation of awesomely bad movie "The Room." Playing lead Tommy Wiseau/Mark? Mark Rylance, natch. Justin Guarini was tapped to play best friend Greg.
The fake songs have titles including “I Just Like to Watch: Two Is Great But Three Is a Crowd,” “I Definitely Have Breast Cancer” and “Oh Hai, Mark.”
Netflix says it is acquiring Seth Rogen
On Twitter, Netflix joked it was acquiring Seth Rogen in an “UNPRECEDENTED BUSINESS MOVE.”
In a video, Rogen signed away his mind, body and yet to be invented technologies to the streaming service. In the fine print, Rogen read that he would agree to be framed for murder and be the subject of a Netflix biopic about the murder starring John Goodman.
“If it worked for Adam Sandler, it'll work for me, I guess,” Rogen says. “Let's do this thing.”
Stephen Sondheim to write music for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'
Broadway World made up a story about legendary Broadway composer/lyricist Sondheim premiering a song and making an appearance on CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
“I'm a big fan of the show,” says Sondheim in a fake quote. “I admire how they're able to tackle serious subjects like mental health and gender issues through well-written and entertaining musical theatre songs encompassing many genres.”
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom shared the prank story, and hoped it would some day become a reality.
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