‘Impractical Jokers’ cast head to Radio City for live tour

Crack up trio from 'Impractical Jokers' are heading to Radio City for live tour.
Crack up trio from ‘Impractical Jokers’ are heading to Radio City for live tour.
Photo courtesy of ‘Impractical Jokers’.

The “Impractical Jokers” comedy trio known for their long-running TV show is bringing their banter and shenanigans to Radio City Music Hall on May 5 as a part of their live tour. 

Comedians and New York natives Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray and Sal Vulcano are best known for taking turns embarrassing one another on their hidden camera show full of public pranks and punishments.

As part of “The DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Tour,”  they’ll continue that same light-hearted fun with story-telling, stand-up, exclusive video footage from the show and behind-the-scenes looks of their life on the road.

“Making ‘Impractical Jokers’ is the adventure of a lifetime for us, but it’s in touring that we truly get to interact and, dare we say, party with our beloved fans,” Quinn said in a statement. “Every single live show is a chance for us to play with and entertain the good people who have supported us all these years, and we love it

It’s not the group’s first time hitting the road or even making a stop in New York however, it is the first time fans can join in on the fun during crowd participation games. 

“Our whole deal is just about having fun. Like everything else we do, if it’s not fun, it doesn’t work,” Quinn told amNewYork Metro. “We don’t want to do anything that makes people think. Just come and laugh and shut your brain off. We’re not saving lives or anything but [fun] has always been the heart of things.”

Impractical Jokers has come a long way, according to Quinn. What started as a group of lifelong friends from Staten Island performing live improv and sketch comedy, grew into truTV’s longest-running original comedy series.

Their May 5 performance will be their 7th time taking over Radio City Music Hall, and to be back again reminds them of how many people enjoy watching their typical tom-foolery. 

“The first time we saw the venue from the stage was when the curtain went up and man it was like two minutes of just looking at each other. We didn’t even speak like we just had tears in our eyes. It was pretty crazy,” Quinn said.

In 2021, the show took a pivot when one of the original members of the group, Joe Gatto, announced he would be leaving the group to focus on family. The remaining members weren’t sure what the show’s future would be at the time.

But today, Impractical Jokers is on its 10th season, and its U.S. tour will continue throughout the summer. 

“To be back here now, it is pretty remarkable that we pulled it off,” he said. “We could’ve ended the show or started a different show. We couldn’t have not gone touring anymore but I love doing it. The writers and the crew are family to me and to not be around them would’ve been heartbreaking.”

For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.