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.

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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.

Variations

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.