Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Reunion Not Happening (Exclusive)

Source: Mark Wahlberg was kidding when he said he would reunite with the Funky Bunch to benefit Boston

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 1:03 PM

Mark Wahlberg was just kidding when he said he would reunite with his old hip-hop crew, the Funky Bunch, for a once-in-a-lifetime benefit to help the city of Boston, a person close to the actor tells TheWrap.

We know: Who wouldn't want to see the "Pain & Gain" star again embrace the Marky Mark name for the sake of helping his hometown? But it isn't happening, the source says.

Wahlberg replied with a deadpan "why not" when asked by TMZ this week if he would rejoin his old group for a charity benefit in response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Word of a possible reunion quickly spread across the internet, and — to paraphrase the group's "Good Vibrations" — sweat started coming out the pores of longtime fans.

But it's not happening. Sorry.

Watch Wahlberg's mini-interview with TMZ: