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Paul Rudd is a serial bathroom prankster, according to Jason Segel

Paul Rudd, who grew up in Overland Park, landed his biggest role yet as the tiny titular superhero in “Ant-Man,” opening Friday. Here he is walking the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere.
Paul Rudd, who grew up in Overland Park, landed his biggest role yet as the tiny titular superhero in “Ant-Man,” opening Friday. Here he is walking the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere. Invision/AP

No one likes a good laugh more than KC’s own Paul Rudd, especially if it takes place at a urinal.

According to Jason Segel, the “Ant Man” actor has three separate pranks he plays to make others uncomfortable in the bathroom.

“He does it at airports,” Segel told late night talk show host Conan O’Brien. “Sometimes I’d walk into the bathroom and he’d be standing there, amongst other grown men, with his pants and underwear down to his ankles like a little boy.

“Then he does another one, like he slowly starts taking steps backward as he’s using the urinal, so eventually he’s very far away,” Segel said.

We’ll let you hear the last prank for yourself:

Sometimes, the pants-on-the-ground prank backfires.

“The last time I did it I was at a press tour with Jason Segel,” Rudd told O’Brien. “And the door opens and it’s just some guy... So I was in the bathroom by myself and he was legitimately freaked out.

“And then I was so freaked out, that I didn’t even play it off funny,” Rudd said. “And I said ‘Oh, I thought it was going to be somebody else.’ Which was not the thing to say.”

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