Written by Lauren del Valle Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
TruTV’s Impractical Jokers Tour will bring their practical jokes back to Long Island at the Theatre at Westbury Saturday, March 8.
Ticketholders can look forward to their standup, improvisational-style performance. The cast plays much of its material off the crowd, riffing with the audience as they tell stories of the road and day-to-day life.
Fans of the Impractical Jokers truTV series will appreciate the special addition footage featuring behind-the-scenes film and hidden camera challenges that never made it to air.
“We show hidden camera challenges that are too crazy for TV that we only show at the live show,” said cast member James “Murr” Murray. “You never know what’s going to happen in a live show. It’s a lot of fun.”
The Impractical Jokers wreak much of its pranking havoc on Long Island, making for relatable material for the Westbury crowd. Most recently, an episode featured cast member Sal Vulcano crashing a wedding in Montauk with an impromptu speech to the bride and groom.
The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe hails from Staten Island, New York where they first met 24 years ago in the ninth grade. Cast members Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano make their livelihoods off of sharing their comically dysfunctional friendship with the world on all multimedia platforms.
The television series compiles hidden camera challenges in which each member competes to best appeal to the given stipulations. The Tenderloins thrive on creating the most absurd situations in which to embarrass each other for the enjoyment of viewers and themselves. They offer no explanation for their bizarre behavior to innocent bystanders. Shot in random locations across the country, no one is safe from their shenanigans.
“We spend almost every day of our lives together,” said Murray. “The live show kind of writes itself. Our life mission is to make each other laugh.”
The raw, down-to-earth quality of their comedic material gives them the guys-down-the-block appeal.
“What you see is what you get; much to our girlfriends’ or ex-girlfriends’ dismay,” said Murray.
The troupe is currently filming season three of their truTV series. The show will premiere new episodes beginning March 27. The network signed them on for a spin-off series, Jokers After Party, scheduled to air in August. An Impractical Jokers book will also hit bookstores later this year through Harper Collins Publishers.
The Tenderloins will present two shows March 8, an 8 p.m. and 10:30 performance. Tickets are still available via thetenderloins.com and the Theatre at Westbury Box Office. Audience must be 18 years of age or older due to mature content.