Did Ken Marino really get arrested for punching Nick Kroll on the set of The League? (No.)

By | September 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

Ken Marino’s Twitter feed has been, shall we say, entertaining today. A little while ago, the Wet Hot American Summer favorite began describing a fight he had with Nick Kroll, while shooting the new season of The League (Kroll is a cast member). Co-star Paul Scheer even jumped in the discussion and Michael Ian Black chimed in as well, announcing that he was firmly on Ken’s side. Kroll has remained relatively quiet, tweeting, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Cc @KenMarino.”

Oh, and there’s the tweets from the official League account, which appeared as Marino’s were winding down:


So, the question is, of course: Is this real? Is this just a case of great comedic minds and great friends exploiting Twitter for a laugh? Yes. I don’t believe for a second this actually happened. The last Party Down tweet confirms it (as if The League’s tweets didn’t already, as far as I’m concerned. The new season of The League will begin Oct. 11. A little viral marketing couldn’t hurt, right?

But we’ll play along: Check out Marino’s tweets below and tell us what you think.


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  • NILF

    LMFAO! One of the cops is Party Down fan.

  • christopatten

    This is a good example of using twitter to make an amazing joke. There’s no way this is real (the stage blood on his hands is convincing but not to people who’ve actually punched a wall or something and gotten bloody knuckles that way.) Honestly, bravo, this is funnier then a lot of the comedy I’ve seen on twitter lately and I’ll take fake audacity (if you like this look at the Jim Gaffigan-Marc Maron twitter fights or the Patton Oswalt-Marc Maron ones) over most of the hackeneyed, half baked “humour” on twitter these days.

    (also I know I just spelled humour with a u…I’m not pretentious, I’m Canadian.)

    • kirry

      Nick Kroll is a pathetic weasel. Somoene should punch him in his gross weasel face.

  • Larry

    I’ve been enjoying the heck out of this, but those two tweets from FX pretty much confirm for me that this is a hoax.

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