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‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022
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From a press release:

The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” and TBS’ “The Misery Index,” has rescheduled The Scoopski Potatoes Tour, which means they have set a new date for Wilkes-Barre.

Off the heels of a successful Season 3 launch of their game show “The Misery Index,” the Season 10 pickup of “Impractical Jokers,” and their sold-out global Cranjis McBasketball Tour, The Tenderloins are excited to bring new jokes to comedy fans in 40 cities across the nation.

Produced by Outback Presents, The Scoopski Potatoes Tour, consisting of never-before-seen videos and storytelling stand-up, kicks off on Friday, Nov. 19 in Glendale, Arizona and visits Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland, Milwaukee, Chicago on New Year’s Eve, and more through August of next year, including a stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $52.50, plus fees, are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) and Originally scheduled for Aug. 12, 2021, all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.

James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano have been making audiences laugh on “Impractical Jokers” since 2011, having reached a 200-episode milestone back in February of 2020. “Impractical Jokers” is a Top 5 comedy on cable and truTV’s longest-running and top-rated original comedy.

“We’ve waited a long time to be able to get back on the road doing what we love most – making people laugh!” The Tenderloins said.

“This tour is especially meaningful to us, and we are absolutely thrilled to be back in person where we can connect with and laugh alongside our fans for the first time in over a year and a half. We can’t wait to kick off the festivities.”

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.” Recently picked up for its 10th season, the show follows the group as they compete to embarrass each other while being filmed by hidden cameras, all the while showcasing their longstanding camaraderie.

Additionally, their hit game show – TBS’s “The Misery Index” hosted by Jameela Jamil – is entering its third season as a top-rated cable comedy. Their latest TV hit, “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party,” debuted in 2020, expanding their TV footprint.

On top of their TV success, the troupe has toured steadily over the last eight years with its wildly popular live show, performing for over one million fans in the U.S. and U.K., including six 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 F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in 2016 and The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2017.

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 live improv and sketch comedy, they crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches, eventually creating the runaway success “Impractical Jokers” for truTV. In addition to success in the U.S., “Impractical Jokers” is the No. 1 show on Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and India.