The Killing Joke, Way to Die #131, is the second death featured in "Surprise, You're Dead!" The name of the death is a pun on the Batman graphic novel of the same name.


Reggie is a prankster with dreams of making it big on YouTube. Though he usually does juvenile acts such as pantsing people in public, squirting water on people and trying to goad them into fights, he decides to up the ante by doing a prank he has never seen before: Faking his death to his unaware and naive girlfriend, Lindsey. Reggie decides to hang himself by putting a noose around his neck and hanging from a tree in the back yard. However, Reggie underestimated his weight and the noose tightens around his neck, cutting off his air supply and suffocating him. By the time Lindsey comes home, it is too late as enough oxygen has been cut off from his brain to induce a coma and then death.


  • Roman Atwood - Himself (YouTube Prankster)
  • Dr. Boyd Flinders - Himself


  • This death is based on a real-life incident involving a man named Randy Wood, who also faked his death by hanging as a prank on his ex-wife. However, unlike Reggie, Randy survived but was fined for the incident.