Two Canadian comedians have fooled France's president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy with a crank phone call.

The 'Masked Defenders' - Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel - called Mr Sarkozy pretending to be Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The caller apologised for his poor French skills and invited Mr Sarkozy to visit Canada to eat a popular Quebec dish of fries, cheese curds and gravy.

Mr Sarkozy accepted, but hung up when the comedian suggested they invite the US President George W Bush and said he had always wanted to host a "dinner of fools".

The comedians played a similar prank on France's outgoing President Jacques Chirac last year.