“Puppets re-enacting real-life crank phone calls.” This brainchild was nothing but a beautiful dream until it became a reality in 2002. The dream was short-lived, after three hilarious seasons. Still, you can’t keep a good crank down. Crank Yankers is back, and raunchier than ever.
The show’s revival features many of the same voice talents of Jim Florentine, Adam Carolla, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman performing real crank calls. But the cast (or rather, rogues gallery) is packing much more star power than usual, with the likes of Abbi Jacobson, Tiffany Hadish, Natasha Leggero, Brian Posehn, David Allen Grier, and more.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Crank Yankers.
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What is Crank Yankers?
The show originally premiered in June 2002 on Comedy Central. The first three seasons aired on the channel, and a fourth season on MTV2. The show was revived on Comedy Central for a fifth season in 2019.
- Launched: June 2002
- Channel: Comedy Central
- Genre: Comedy
- Starring: Voices of Tony Barbieri, Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and Biz Markie
- Seasons: 5
- Status: Renewed for a sixth season in March 2020.
Crank Yankers Review
What the critics are saying
- “Of course what really matters is whether Crank Yankers is actually funny in 2019, and based on the first two episodes of this 20-episode season, it’s brutally hit-or-miss—and the year can’t be blamed for its winners or its whiffs.” -Josh Model, AV Club
Where to watch Crank Yankers
Comedy Central is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Crank Yankers on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of Crank Yankers, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Crank Yankers on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To stream Crank Yankers, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
Crank Yankers on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to Comedy Central, you’ll either need either Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
Crank Yankers on Vidgo
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream Comedy Central—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.
|English Premium Package||$66.33/ 3 months|
|English Plus Package||$53/ 3 months|
|Spanish Mas Package||$25/ 3 months|
Crank Yankers on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Comedy Central get in at the AT&T TV Now Max tier to stream it.
Crank Yankers on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for Crank Yankers, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.