The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on February 4, 2011

    The $1 million donation guy? Yep, that was a hoax.

    The $1 million donation guy? Yep, that was a hoax.
    Brodie Beta
    Story by

    Brodie Beta

    Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications and media for the past nine years. Follow her on twitter here .

    Remember the Brooklyn comedian that got himself 1 million dollars by posting youtube videos asking for a cool million ? It was a hoax.

    Three weeks ago we reported that Craig Rowin was receiving 1 million dollars from Benjaman, an unknown investment banker that called Rowin after viewing one of his videos on YouTube. It turns out “Benjaman” is an actor.

    Prior to getting his fake mill, Rowin made several pleas to various celebrities and milionaires telling them he simply wanted to be a millionaire, and offered no particular reason why he should be given the money.

    We thought it was a pretty amazing story if it were true, but we also pointed out earlier that Rowin also contributes to the Onion, so it isn’t that surprising this is bs. In the video below Rowin burns up the cheque he receives on stage at The UCB Theatre in Manhattan on Wednesday.

    The Daily News calls Rowin the “not-so-funnyman”, likely because they feel punked. It’s slightly funny.