UN Secretary-General Pranked By Canadian Comedy Duo
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was pranked when Montreal radio duo Marc-Antoine Audette (left) and Sebastien Trudel pretended to be Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper.
During the call, Ban appears to become suspicious when fake Harper complains he was too busy combing his hair with Krazy Glue to attend this week’s ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly — a clear dig at the Canadian prime minister’s immaculate hairdo.
“Excuse me, am I speaking with Prime Minister Harper right now?” Ban is quoted as saying.
Fake Harper begins the call in French by explaining why he sent his “lap dog,” Foreign Minister John Baird to New York in his place.
Audette said he was surprised by how quickly they got to Ban after talking to about half a dozen people on the phone.
“We thought it would take us a few days to get the secretary-general on the phone,” he said. Audette played Harper, while Trudel acted as his aide.