Copy Couch Recommends: Impractical Jokers

You may not be laughing, but at least you’re smiling. 

This unique comedy show aired on TruTv in December 2011 and has never stopped hitting all the right notes. The hidden camera prank show allows the audience to have an inside look at an age old friendship between four guys from Staten Island. 

Sal, Joe, Murr and Q team up and battle one another in a prankster extravaganza, as each tries to avoid being bamboozled by their cohorts. The men are masters of dares, going to public places in New York, forcing each other to perform absurd tasks. A score is kept to determine the loser so they can be given a mortifying punishment at the end of each episode. All in good fun. 

The series was recently renewed for its eigth season, proving its innovative take on a comedy reality show really paid off. 

The guys never cease to think of new, creative ways to humiliate one another in front of perfect strangers, and they walk the delicate line of comedy in our politically correct culture today. They are aware of boundaries and push them to their limits. 

“Impractical Jokers” relies on it’s ingenuity to keep it ahead of the game. The pure friendship and hijinks of the quartet draw the audience into their world every episode. Living the embarrassment vicariously through them makes it the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling down, at least for me anyway. It’s had my clutching my sides in the midsts of some serious stressful ruts. 

“Impractical Jokers” goes on tour periodically, has a movie coming out, and is planning on more seasons in the future.

Catch “Impractical Jokers” reruns on TruTv and keep your eyes peeled for the release of their feature film! 

Madalyn Alfonso
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Madalyn Alfonso is a fourth-year English major with a minor in Theatre. This is her sixth semester on The Oracle. Previously, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor. She loves writing any and every thing she can for the Oracle, whether it be a hilarious Top Ten or a thought-provoking Culture Critique. She hopes you all love reading the Oracle!