An Impractically Perfect Evening
Tuesday, Nov. 13
A night of levity is almost definitely what we all could use right now, given the current state of our, well, everything. And, that's just what audiences will get at the Erie Insurance Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when The Tenderloins bring "The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour" show to town.
The Tenderloins consist of Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano, and are more commonly known for their TruTV show, Impractical Jokers. The Staten Island quartet have been on the road touring between filming for the past four years. After a lifetime of friendship — the troupe met when they were in high school — and a career of sketch and improv comedy together, attendees are virtually assured a hysterical evening.
Fans of the TruTV show should note that this will not be an evening of their pranks and challenges — an arena full of fans wouldn't exactly be the best target audience for the hidden camera games they carry out as the Jokers. But, what they will bring promises to be hilarious, according to reviews from their previous tours. The night should include previously unseen footage from the show, as well as a mix of stand-up comedy and improvisation.
Twenty-five years of friendship and creating comedy together means that the Tenderloins have the sort of chemistry that other performers strive for. The way they play off each other on their TV show is often better than the pranks themselves, and their stage show should lean into that in a way that makes the evening full of laughter for everyone who attends. — Meredith Wilcox
7:30 p.m. // Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. // $49.50 // recommended for ages 16 + // thetenderloins.com