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Owner of Dumb Starbucks REVEALED

Hundreds gather at faux coffee shop to hear Nathan Fielder speak

Photograph courtesy of Jefferson G [Twitter]

Rumors have been swirling about Dumb Starbucks all weekend. Was it an art piece? Is Banksy in L.A.? Is a comedien behind this? Was Hollywood taking a publicity stunt too far? Or was Starbucks itself just trying to be funny?

Today at 4 p.m., Nathan Fielder took to a podium outside of his Dumb Starbucks to announce that the joke was on us. Fielder, a Canadian comedian and writer, is the producer and star of the show Nathan for You. Its first season premiered on Comedy Central last year, and it has been renewed for a second.

Fielder's next trick? To open a Dumb Starbucks in Brooklyn. Your move, Starbucks.

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