Reviewand photos by Lisa Schreiner
They’ve been best friends since high school and it shows in their battle-of-wits banter and four-way stand up routine. truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” — made up of The Tenderloins comedy troupe: Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Joe Gatto — had the crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, NY wiping laughter tears from their cheeks throughout their performance.
It’s not hard to become an instant fan of these Staten Island natives, who rose to fame with Jokers, a reality television show where they go head-to-head with each other to see who can get away with pulling the best pranks on an unsuspecting public.
The “Santiago Sent Us Tour” consists of The Tenderloins sharing funny stories, roasting each other and showing videos snippets of their hit tv show.
Though they may have millions of fans around the world, when you’re at the show, it feels like you’re hanging out with four of your good friends on any given night. Quinn, Vulcano, Murray and Gatto are silly, shameless, gut-busting hilarious…and quite possibly insane. And that’s what makes them so likable; they’re you, they’re me, they’re your crazy relative that always makes a party, well, a party. And they’re exactly what we need.
Tour dates for the “Santiago Sent Us” tour can be found on the Tenderloins official site.
Impractical Jokers airs on truTV on Thursdays at 10pm est/9pm cst.