We post all kinds of stuff around here including TV shows, we may talk about Walking Dead and Game of Thrones but one of the funniest shows around is Impractical Jokers. Impractical Jokers is a show that follows 4 life long friends around while pretty much try to embarrass each other. The guys, also known as The Tenderloins are easily the funniest thing on TV period, if you aren't watching it you are doing yourself a true disservice. This is a special kind of comedy, the kind that can only come from guys who are truly friends and know how to get to each other. I got to ask the guys a few questions but first I want you to watch a hilarious clip from the show, if you didn't watch before you will now.
Now that you watched that check out the interview with Sal, Murr, Joe, and Q.
1. When and how did you guys meet each other?
We all met Freshman year of High School. Joe met Murr in Mrs.
Fidducia's religion class; Murr met Sal in the cafeteria, and we all met Q when
he beat us up.
2. When did the idea of The Tenderloins begin? How did you guys get the whole group started?
The 4 of us did improv
together in high school and loved it. We went our separate ways for
college, and when we graduated, we decided to create a comedy troupe. As
for the name "the Tenderloins", here's where that came from. In
high school, Sal kept an ongoing list of words you'd be kind of embarrassed to
say in public. Words like nougat. Or culottes...Or dungarees...Or
tenderloin. Voila - the Tenderloins were born, and we are still slightly
embarrassed every time we say that word.
3. Do you guys prefer to do the skits and videos like you have on you tube, or do you prefer to do the prank type stuff like on Impractical Jokers?
We have a blast doing both. Our sketch comedy is
a chance for us to show fans the more surreal side of our personalities, and
Impractical Jokers allows us to really flex our improv skills and entertain
millions of people.
3. How do you come up with the ideas for the different competitions for each episode?
We think about what we would
never, ever want to do in front of the public...and then we do it! The
more nervous it makes us, the funnier the challenge usually is.
4. How long does it take to film one segment for the show? How long did the season take to film? I'm curious if anyone ever sees the cue cards that you guys hold up and if you move or start over again somewhere else.
It takes a full day to shoot a challenge in the show.
Season 1 took us about a year to film, and when all is said and done,
Season 2 will take us about 6-7 months to film. We try to hide those cue
cards as best as we can!
5. What has been the hardest situation you have been put in during the filming of the show?
The hardest challenge to
do was probably stealing food off people's plates at the buffet. The
place nearly erupted into chaos. Who woulda thought people would take
their food so seriously??
6. Have you ever been asked to leave an area while filming? Have you ever been banned?
Well, we almost got arrested
once. Last season, we had the not-so-brilliant idea to go to a kid's park
and "baby talk" to parents. Well, guess what happens when grown
men with no child of their own go to a children's park and start acting funny?
You guessed it - the cops arrived 10 minutes later and nearly arrested Q.
7. How do you get in to the locations that you do the different competitions in? White Castle? I was really surprised at Ikea.
with a lot of corporate executives. Like, a lot.
8. How often do you have people that don't want to sign the consent form?
95% of people sign the release form to
be on TV. 4% need to be blurred. And 1% beat the crap outta us.
9. Who is your favorite person on the show to mess with? I know you each have someone you like to pick on more than others.
is the most fun to screw with because he is a raw nerve. He can't hide
the embarrassment from his face. Q's parents also make a guest appearance
in Season 2, causing Q a little bit of...discomfort.
10. Have you guys been recognized in public now? Does that make it more difficult to film the show?
We do get
recognized, but we manage it well by keeping out of site when we're not
performing and choosing our locations carefully. At the end of the day,
people never think that they are actually on TV, so we can still get away with
11. You guys have amazing chemistry together and are obviously extremely funny, who inspires you guys? Comedians? Actors? Anyone.
So many great comedians to choose from, but you can't go wrong with
Richard Pryor, Bill Murray, Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielson, Will Ferrell and more.
12. My day job is Home Depot and we all love the show, my co workers would kill me if I didn't ask. Any thoughts of ever doing anything at Home Depot?
We'd love to - hook us up!
13. Any future plans on filming in different locations?
We'd love to travel if possible. Hawaii seems
like a nice place to
do a hidden camera show...
14. Does Joe know he looks like Steve Carrell?
He knows it. Just like Murr knows he looks like a ferret and Q knows he looks like a fat Rosie O'Donnell.
There you have it guys, great answer from some of the funniest people there are. Thanks again to the guys and make sure you watch Impractical Jokers on Tru TV on Thursdays.