'The Devils Ride': Are the Laffing Devils real or fake?

The premiere of the new Discovery Channel reality series The Devils Ride has created quite a stir among viewers, raising one question in particular: Is this a real club, or one created specifically for television?

The new Discovery Channel reality series, The Devils Ride, is causing a lot of controversy among viewers. Some are adamant that the show could not be real; others are taking a more open approach, giving the show—and the Laffing Devils—a chance to prove themselves. Here on Huliq, many readers have chimed in with their opinions. An anonymous reader got the comment ball rolling on a recent article:

What respectable MC airs their Mc business with the world on national television? Also, if you listen and watch what goes on in the first airing, they contradict themselves relative to membership/tension etc. Lastly, the wives of the members go out for dinner in public with cameras rolling for national TV and they (or Prospect Charles) worry about some paparazzi taking pics of them? If you don't want your pic taken, why are you on TV? Also, I wonder if they realize that Red and White is the colors of another well known worldwide MC that has been around for over 50 years. I am curious to know if these TV bikers got permission to use those two colors and center logo from the worldwide MC that owns them?

A lot of questions, all pointing, of course, to “fake.” Others, however, were less critical of the show, such as this anonymous commenter:

Hey they’re cool ! All M/C;s don't have to be 1%ers. They’re there with permission. These guys are just in it for the Brotherhood of riding with friends. A step up from your local Hog chapter.

Also, Rob said:

Maybe they really are just a club who likes to ride motorcycles. It sounds like people here are taking it too seriously. You don't have to live like something out of a movie to have a group of people who ride together.

Is a Cop-MC Prez Marriage Acceptable?

An interesting issue that arose in this comment stream was the suggestion that one of the Laffing Devils is married to a police officer—something that readers adamantly say would never happen in a real MC (motorcycle club).




Any MC associated as closely with law enforcement ie.. wife of a prez...is definitely not welcomed near or around our club.


I am 55 and been riding since I was 15 only a ama riding club would allow a person with a cop in the family esp the president to have a cop for a wife what a &^%*($^ joke.

Others, however, seemed to think having a cop in an MC could be a benefit, like Zrfunited, who still agreed, overall that the Laffing Devils were likely fake:

Most likely their antics are contrived for television. Like I said, I most likely won't watch it. Don't really care to watch a bunch of folks playing at the fantasy. … I would actually venture to say that a wife or girlfriend who was a cop would be a great benefit to an outlaw.

It was unclear, overall, just what readers felt defined an MC, but those ideas were clearly polarized as well. While some debated on whether or not an MC would ever allow itself to be associated with a police officer, other anonymous comments focused on the other possibilities of being in a MC:


Not all clubs are created to perpetuate scum, hate and discontent of all those around. Some of us are actually here to really help others.

You are exactly right. There are no rules to an MC that's what keeps everyone guessing. If their were specific rules it would not be an MC.

And, Sheryl agreed, saying:

Real clubs have raised more monies for St. Jude’s , cancer treatment , etc., than our govermment or any private org.

Whatever the definition of a “real” MC, one thing is clear: As long as The Devils Ride is hitting the airwaves at the Discovery Channel, it is going to be stirring up controversy, particularly the question that has yet to be anwered: Fake or not fake?

Stay tuned.

The Devils Ride airs tonight on the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. E/P.

UPDATE: The Devils Ride into sunset on Season One finale

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Video: Discovery Channel, The Devils Ride

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Submitted by Speed Demon (not verified) on
I am so sorry for your loss. I saw your Uncle on TV and I'm so glad he got to spend that last time with him. For what it's worth, I think he had finally found his place in the world and seemed to be happy when he saw your Uncle. Juice absolutely deserves the upmost of respect and I will miss him next season.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
haha you ever been in the military dumbass. you are that an ol lady get back in character. hahaha its a stack and its not just cops that do it

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What a bunch of knuckleheads. They are laughable.. What a stupid show

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
They already have that show...reality TV has gone to far...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What is the deal with these guys? Is this Billy guy really think he's some kind of badass? What a douchbag. Looks like a bunch of R.U.B.s with trendy tattoos. Listenin' to Gipsi would be in their best interests.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
They said they took their cuts off to keep a low profile. Im pretty sure they took them off because of a certain MC's presence and they didnt wana take the chance of getting stomped. You dont see 1%er patches on their vest, but they sure are trying to act like it. These fakes need to find something better to do.

Submitted by Gasket (not verified) on
Yo I live in Las Vegas and I'm well aware of the other MC's in this area, but that part is truthful, since all the shit broke out at the River Run a few years ago, rolling through Vegas wearing a cut is a sure fire way to bring unwanted attention, legal or otherwise.

Submitted by Hank (not verified) on
This has turned into comedy.LOL... At first I thought ok - cool a respectable MC club founded on something I could be a part of - Vet, Rider, bar hopper, working man, but not a criminal..bla, bla,... Then the second episode..LOL.... Snubs has some sugar in the tank and now the VP and kicking Gypsy to the curb to have him start a rival club - LOL... Sorry, not even for TV

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This is worse than a soap opera. A FAKE soap opera. Rizzo has his bike repo'd from Sapphire on a Saturuday Night? And there is NO crowd on a Saturday night? And these wanna bees show up not strapped when Vegas is CCW all the way. Laffing Devils = Cackling Girlz Kevin Arnold's big brother is a puss. No Winnie Cooper for you, Maricon


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