Online Comic Wreaks Havoc at SEMA

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An online comedian who goes by the name M2thaK caused a stir at this years SEMA show. In videos posted to Facebook and Instagram the self described "YouTube Prankster" gained access to the industry only trade show and proceeded to have other attendees take part in a series of stunts. One man is asked to jump on a vehicle in a video, in others attendees smash and throw property for the camera. The prankster also disrupted an official unveiling and press conference in a fourth video.

UPDATE: This is not the first time M2thaK has pulled pranks at the SEMA show, in a video posted in 2015 to YouTube titled M2thaK The King of Pranks Trolls the Convention he can be seen both in and outside of SEMA pulling a series pranks.

In the most egregious video the comedian who is identified as Mourad Kadmir according to his IMDB and Sound Cloud pages, acts as if he is filming a segment for a television show in the Covercraft booth. Mourad tells the unwitting attendee about how strong the steel cover of a custom truck is and asks the man to demonstrate by jumping up and down on the custom truck. The staff in the booth of course immediately begin yelling at the man who is obviously confused (see video below).

Jeff Page owner of Heartland Customs witnessed the "prank" and when asked if he though it was staged he said  "Its real... I was ten feet away when it happened. My build was in the same booth and everyone was so in shock they didn't know what to do. They escorted him out of the booth but not sure (what happened) after that."

UPDATE: M2thaK has pulled down his original videos from Facebook and Instagram. However the main video was reposted to Instagram via a user named ProjectSilverBullet and Worldstar Hip Hop


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UPDATE: Original Videos have been put back up on Instagram by M2thaK




In another video Kadmir again appears to be filming a segment in the Xpel Window Film booth where he encourage an attendee to smash the display glass to test the durability of the "unbreakable glass." Again booth staff immediately confront the confused man who thought he was taking part in a segment to showcase the durability of the product (see video below).




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Attendees at the SEMA show confirmed in an online fourm that these were not staged and that (they believe) Kadmir was reported to show security. At this point we have reached out to SEMA and the brands for comment and will update the story as we learn more.

UPDATE: Peter MacGillivray from SEMA reached out regarding the story, who was shocked to hear about the incidents that appear to have happened on Friday, November 3rd, at the SEMA Show. According to MacGillivray SEMA staff  and show security have no incident reports regarding the videos and is concerned about the behavior.

"This behavior is in violation of our show policy and we do not have any records of supplying credentials to this individual. We are investigating the incidents and will be taking all actions available to us." 
Peter MacGillivray


UPDATE:  Mourad Kadmir has been replying to online criticism of his actions via Instagram.




UPDATE: Comedian Issues Apology Via Instagram, which has since been removed. The text of that apology is below:

Never have I️ had to apologize for a prank video but I️ think @plymouthair_radialtruck and their team deserves one, this one of a kind truck had 10 million impressions these last couple of days from a viral video I️ shot for Facebook in the video I️ ask a random person to jump on the back of the truck, honestly looking at the video I️ feel like a big ass bitch asshole idiot, and I’m sure some may find the video funny I️ know many found the video distasteful especially the hot rod lovers and the team who put their hard time and effort in the unbelievable confirmation for those of you that do not know this car was made 100% custom by hard working men in Colorado and their hard work has Graced the covers many magazines has been seen all over the world by millions of people who fell in love with the car, my apologies to Sema and the 2 exhibitors that were affected by my immature childish, comedy is comedy, making someone jump on someone’s hard work or property is not comedy. Fortunately no damage was done .Everyone that follows @plymouthair_radialtruck now and lets me know in a tag I️ will follow u back now !!! Much love to to everybody who helped make this 1939 truck with an airplane engine a success my apologies to the talented staff at COLORADO AUTO & PARTS INC. #Colorado’s Best!!!

Never have I️ had to apologize for a prank video but I️ think @plymouthair_radialtruck and their team deserves one, this one of a kind truck had 10 million impressions these last couple of days from a viral video I️ shot for Facebook in the video I️ ask a random person to jump on the back of the truck, honestly looking at the video I️ feel like a big ass bitch asshole idiot, and I’m sure some may find the video funny I️ know many found the video distasteful especially the hot rod lovers and the team who put their hard time and effort in the unbelievable confirmation for those of you that do not know this car was made 100% custom by hard working men in Colorado and their hard work has Graced the covers many magazines has been seen all over the world by millions of people who fell in love with the car, my apologies to Sema and the 2 exhibitors that were affected by my immature childish, comedy is comedy, making someone jump on someone’s hard work or property is not comedy. Fortunately no damage was done .Everyone that follows @plymouthair_radialtruck now and lets me know in a tag I️ will follow u back now !!! Much love to to everybody who helped make this 1939 truck with an airplane engine a success my apologies to the talented staff at COLORADO AUTO & PARTS INC. #Colorado’s Best!!!
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More videos from his SEMA "pranks" below.







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