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‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12
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From a press release:

The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers,” announced a brand new live comedy tour today called The Scoopski Potatoes Tour.

Launching this summer, the 30+ city tour is produced by Outback Presents, as well as Live Nation. Off the heels of the Season 2 renewal of their new game show “The Misery Index,” the Season 9 pickup of “Impractical Jokers,” and their sold-out global tour, the “Cranjis McBasketball Word Comedy Tour,” The Tenderloins are excited to bring new videos and jokes to comedy fans across the nation.

The Scoopski Potatoes Tour will be kicking off in Albany, New York on July 8 and will visit the the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $52.50, plus fees, go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Pre-sale tickets will be available this Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at thetenderloins.com.

James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano have been making audiences laugh on “Impractical Jokers” since 2011 and will reach a 200-episode milestone in February. “Impractical Jokers” is a Top 5 comedy show on cable and truTV’s longest-running and top-rated original comedy.

Ahead of this new tour, the guys will be setting sail on their fourth annual Impractical Jokers Cruise on the Norweigan Pearl on Feb. 10-14 with Sixthman. Additionally, their highly-anticipated first feature film, directed by Funny or Die’s Chris Henchy, will premiere in early 2020.

The Tenderloins is a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series “Impractical Jokers.” Now in its eighth season, “Impractical Jokers” follows The Tenderloins as they compete to embarrass each other while being filmed by hidden cameras. With each new season, the show continues to take dares to outrageous levels with new over-the-top hijinks.

In addition to the top-rated television show, the group’s first feature film will premiere in 2020 and their new TV show – TBS’s “The Misery Index” hosted by Jameela Jamil – premiered as a top-rated cable comedy this fall.

The troupe has toured steadily over the last four years with its highly successful Where’s Larry?, Santiago Sent Us, and Cranjis McBasketball tours, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans in the U.S. and U.K., including three sold-out nights at Radio City Music Hall, a sold-out Madison Square Garden, six sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, and local stops at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2017 and the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in 2016.

Natives of Staten Island, New York, Vulcano, Gatto, Murray, and Quinn met while attending high school and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy shows, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches, eventually creating the runaway success “Impractical Jokers” for truTV. Impractical Jokers is Top 5 in its time slot on cable in the U.S. and is the No. 1 show on Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and India.