Things you may not know about me: I love comedy. I love good comedy that makes people laugh without feeling like it has to offend a group of people to be funny.With The Tenderloins and their show Impractical Jokers, you get a group of friends who have known each other for 20+ years bantering with each other. And it’s hilarious because they just remind you of every one of your friendship groups.
If you have no idea what I’m on about; Impractical Jokers is a show starring The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe as they prank each other to do horrifically embarrassing stuff in public. Alongside their TV show, they also tour with a hilarious stand up comedy show.
I was extremely lucky enough to see them perform and meet them on their last couple of trips to the UK and I was unbelievably lucky to get to watch their show from the front row of the o2 arena. And I’m writing this just to reflect on the end of their first UK arena, which happened at the o2 arena this week. Now, even though they’ve just spent the last week performing to crowds between 15,000-21,000 people; it’s as if they turned up to hang out with their friends. The live show with them telling stories from their lives allows the audience an insight into more about the guys themselves. They cover stories involving Joe’s dog to Murr’s ex girlfriend to Q’s cousin to Sal’s neighbour.
You know how sometimes in a band, there’s always one that’s front and centre and the others fall into line with them? This is not the case with The Tenderloins. All four guys are hilarious in their own right and there’s 100% no competition between them at all. And it’s so refreshing to see.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter for the last year and a half then you’re probably sick of hearing me bang on about The Tenderloins. But I’ve hardly mentioned them on my blog. Watching their show, whether it be on TV or in the flesh, makes me forget about all the worries I have in the world and makes me laugh. I love supporting genuinely good people who give a shit about what they do and who comes to watch. And I will happily throw my money at them every time they come to the UK.
Until next time,
ps: here’s my M&G photo from Saturday, because I love it so much.