April Fools’ Day: States Most Anticipating the Pranks

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As we all experience the daily grind of life, love it or hate it, April Fools’ Day is the time to pull out your inner prankster.

BetTennessee.com took a break from Tennessee sports betting and used Google Trends to see what states are most highly anticipating April Fools’ Day on April 1. Here are the top jokester states:

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States Most Anticipating April Fools’ Day

RankStateSearch Interest Score
5West Virginia60

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Based on our research, Idaho is full of practical jokers with a search interest score of 100, compared to other topics. Tennessee snuck into the top 10, tied for ninth with Michigan with a search interest score of 41. Rounding out the top five: Iowa (77), Colorado (74), Kansas (64) and West Virginia (60).

Some of the top comedians in the nation have come from the Volunteer State. Back in January, Ranker.com ranked the top 25 comedians to come out of the state. Here are the top five: Nashville native Nate Bargatze was ranked No. 1 and has one of the most popular stand-up comedy specials in Netflix history. Chattanooga native Ralphie May, who had a 25-year career (died in 2017,) posted second, and Memphis native Chris Parnell came in third and is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, along with TV comedies Archer and 30 Rock.

Another Memphis native and stand-up comic, Leslie Jones, rose to stardom on Saturday Night Live and has starred in films such as Ghostbusters. She was fourth. And no joke, Knoxville native Johnny Knoxville slotted fifth after co-creating and starring in MTV's Jackass, along with movie appearances in The Dukes of Hazzard and Men in Black II.

We all need a good laugh. But there are no pranks to be found at BetTennessee.com when looking for the best Tennessee betting promos.


Lou Monaco is a reporter for BetTennessee.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.