Banksy’s Real Identity Revealed in Lost Interview…Or Was It?

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In a surprising turn of events, Banksy’s real name may no longer be shrouded in mystery. An interview with the elusive street artist from 2003 has resurfaced after being lost for two decades.

This revelation comes as a part of a bonus episode on BBC Sounds, adding a new layer to the ongoing intrigue surrounding Banksy’s identity.

Art Show and the BBC Interview

During the setup of his Turf War art show in 2003, Banksy granted an interview to the BBC’s Nigel Wrench. In this interview, the artist revealed what was purportedly his real name. The recording has now been found and will be featured in a special episode of The Banksy Story on BBC Sounds.

Mystery Solved?

Banksy was asked about his name, and he seemingly confirmed it to be Robert Banks, casually referring to himself as Robbie. However, skepticism remains, as the art world is no stranger to misdirection and speculation. Some have long suspected Robin Gunningham as the real Banksy, linking him to a defamation lawsuit involving Banksy’s company, Pest Control Ltd.

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Whether Banksy is Robbie Banks or Robin Gunningham is still a matter of speculation. Banksy has dropped subtle hints with his distinctive accent and big beard appearance, but whether these are genuine hints or calculated misdirection remains uncertain. He is, after all, a trickster!

The Purpose Behind the Vandalism

In the rediscovered 2003 interview, Banksy sheds light on his unconventional approach to art. He explained that his choice of vandalism as a medium stems from a desire for efficiency–it’s one of the quickest ways to make a point—like prepping a Sunday roast versus a microwave meal!

Whether he is Robbie Banks, Robin Gunningham, or someone else entirely, Banksy continues to captivate the world with his elusive persona and thought-provoking art. We wonder what he’s working on at the moment…

Jason Segel Is Excited About His Special Forgetting Sarah Marshall Dracula Puppet Musical

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Announced by Jason Segel Himself

Making his comeback in comedy by starring in the new Apple TV series Shrinking, Jason Segel is not just a familiar face you recognize when it comes to big and small screens, but he’s also a talented musician. In fact, he’s a musical genius who can play the piano and other instruments. That is why it was so exciting for him when he was asked about his new special Forgetting Sarah Marshall Dracula Puppet Musical where he plays all the characters from the original movie. “I have an idea that I’ve had for a long time that I just need people to be excited about doing,” Segel said. He has finally decided to do something about the original Dracula musical for its fans.

About The Movie

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a movie that was introduced to the world in the year 2008, was a story that let Jason Segel perform as a lead actor for the first time. Before that, he was usually seen as the best friend or some other side role. The film revolves around a composer, Peter Bretter, who has always wanted to create a musical about Dracula that features puppets. When the story came out, it left the world in awe. In fact, it left the world wondering what an entire musical like that would look like. That planted the seed in Segel’s mind and kept him thinking.