If your show is edgy and thrives on provoking the audience with outrageous, unexpected stunts, here’s an idea to consider. I Dare You frames the stunts into something that is more memorable and has the potential to become sticky.
This is best if you have a cast member that is frequently on the street, a designated stunt character, a personality that is always “up for anything” or someone that takes the brunt of jokes on the air as a sort of “punching bag”. I Dare You can help build their personality profile.
There are a lot of ways to pull if off. Here are a few:
I Dare You Stunts
The trigger for the stunts can take on many forms. For example, you could invite listeners to call or text and suggest a dare, or the show could come up with it. Or, the stunt character, always on the prowl for adventure, dares a listener to go with him to get into an awkward situation.
Here are some examples of things you could have him/her do:
- Follow strangers around a store and spray everything they touch with disinfectant.
- Take a stuffed animal to the Vet.
- Go to the library and ask for a book on how to read.
- Walk up to a random person at the mall and show your own ID. Then ask, “have you seen this person?!”
- Go to McDonald’s and ask for a Happy Meal, and supersize the HAPPY!
Get a longer list of stunts here.
I Dare You an be fun and positive (not just goofy). Elvis Duran sent cohost Greg T to Walmart. The contestant (a caller) gives Greg directions, such as:
- Take 23 steps forward
- Turn left at the next aisle.
- Walk 10 steps
At the end of the instructions, the caller wins whatever Greg is in front of. They called it the Walmart Treasure Hunt.