Dumb Starbucks Stunt Might Land Nathan Fielder In Jail

'I really just found this out that the penalty is up to six months in jail,' Fielder told Jimmy Kimmel of the possible sanction for his stunt.

How much is a great laugh worth? Like, if the gag was really, really funny?

Six months in jail?

Good, because that’s what Nathan Fielder might be facing after pulling his headline-making “Dumb Starbucks” 
 gag in California over the weekend in a bit for the upcoming second season of his Comedy Central series, “Nathan For You”.

“We have to deal with the health board right now, we had to meet with them today,” Fielder told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night. “I really just found this out that the penalty is up to six months in jail — so we are trying to be very nice to them.”

You see, the health department — which showed up on Monday to shut him down for selling coffee without a health permit just as he was shooting a press conference revealing his concept behind the store — didn’t get the joke. Fielder’s explanation for why he doesn’t think hard time is appropriate is a fascinating one.

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