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Impractical Jokers, Hilarious New Show on Tru Tv

Updated on September 8, 2014

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Staten Island's Impractical Jokers, Murr, Sal, Joe and Brian Quinn

With the countless new reality shows coming out for the past decade,I thought I was sick and tired of shows that are based around embarrassment and humiliation, one would think that the shock value of watching others face awkward confrontations would be old news and seem repetitive, however, Impractical Jokers is really funny, and in many ways unique and refreshing.

It’s a simple formula of four guys telling each other to say embarrassing things to strangers. As simple as the formula seems, it is actually very complex when one considers the editing that goes into making this show as entertaining as it is. The four men, Q, Sal, Murr and Joe, have years of experience working in front of the camera. They are part of a comedy troupe called the Tenderloins that started 12 years ago. These guys are true professionals, and the formula would not work if they did know how to engage the audience, looking directly at the camera when something particularly funny or strange happens, reminiscent of classic comedians Laurel and Hardy. Brian Quinn, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano, go to public places in New York and give each other embarrassing challenges. A score is kept of who succeeds and who doesn’t, and the loser is subject to an absurd humiliation at the end of the show,and it somehow has one laughing out loud.

A description of this show just can not convey how funny it really is. One will find themselves feeling nervous for the joker who has to fulfill a challenge and then, when in the middle of an absurd presentation, those nervous emotions transfer to side splitting laughter.. A well planned and thought out formula for a show, because the greatest relief is laughter.

Fans anxiously await their return.

What's Next for Impractical Jokers

There is speculation as to what direction this show will take in the future. How long can the show go on as it is? They can only come up with so many challenges before it becomes old news.

It has been rumored that the Impractical Jokers may tour the United States. This would be a change of environment for the Jokers, as they would be seen with Southern people in the deep south, in California performing their challenges on the streets of Hollywood, and perhaps even in Chicago. It would indeed keep interest in the unique situations that they might find themselves in regards to different parts of the country and the differences in people outside of the New York area.

Beware! the Jokers may come to your town!

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      LaToya 5 years ago

      Love it!

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      Jason 5 years ago

      My new fave show!

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      Hahaha yo mama 5 years ago

      Fave new show LOVE IT

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      Carla 5 years ago

      The funniest show on tv!!!

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      Teri 5 years ago

      BEST show EVER!

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      Andres 5 years ago

      Great show. Best comedy show ever Period! the only show on truTV actually worth watching.

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      I find it very interesting that at this point Sal is your favorite Joker at 43%, Q at 29%, Joe and Murr are tied at 14%. We will see what the results are after Thursday:)

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      Chelsei 5 years ago

      Absolutly LOVE it! I watched it since the very beginning. And i LOVE James(: They are all REALLY funny- especially in their Tenderloin Youtube sketches!

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for your comment Chelsei. I enjoy their tenderloin sketches too. Looks like impractical Jokers is going to give those youtube sketches a big boost. James is really different, you never quite know what to expect out of him, but its always hilarious! I like it when he starts cracking up while continuing the charade.

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      PATRICIA CURTIS 5 years ago

      I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SHOW OR THESE GUYS. I WAS HOME THE OTHER NIGHT (I USUALLY WORK NIGHTS), AND I JUST HAPPENED UPON THIS SHOW. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO WET MY PANTS! IT WAS THE FUNNIEST (BEST) SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. I WAS GAGGING, CRYING, AND SNOTTING I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD. I COULDN'T TAKE IT WHEN SAL WAS "SPOONING" THE GENTLEMAN IN THE FURNITURE STORE. I COULDN'T TAKE IT WHEN JOE WAS TOUCHING THE CUSTOMER'S WITH HIS NOSE. I LOVED SAL'S MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH. AND I DEFINITELY WANT TO LEARN GERMAN FROM SAL. I HAVE TO GET A DVD OF THIS SHOW. I WANT TO GIVE IT TO MY MOTHER TO WATCH! (SHE'S LOVE THESE GUYS AS I DO!).

      TRULY YOURS FOR ALL ETERNITY (YOU GUYS!)

      PATRICIA CURTIS RN

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thank you very much for your Comment Patricia, they do come up with the funniest things, I am sure they will be around for a long time. (P.S. I am an RN too)

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      Suzy 5 years ago

      I just watched my first episode by accident about a week ago. I, too, laughed so hard my nose was running and my eyes were streaming. I'd seen brief commercials and rejected it cuz I thought it would be another lame show. Was I ever wrong! Watched on demand the only 4 episodes I could and haven't laughed so hard since Testees on FX! Thanks for letting me know about their earlier work on youtube. I'm gonna wipe the snot & tears off then go NOSE Joe!

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      I know what you mean Suzy. The commercials somehow can't do this justice. I was thinking that I would switch to the news when this show came on, and within a few minutes, I was laughing.

      Thank you for the comment. Glad you discovered the Jokers

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