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truTV’s Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” Starring The Tenderloins
Coming to Van Andel Arena In January!
Grand Rapids — truTV’s Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” starring The Tenderloins will perform at Van Andel Arena® on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices and online via Ticketmaster.com. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability. This event is suggested for ages 16 and older.
The Tenderloins is a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – 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 wrapped their first feature film in 2019 and are also debuting a new TV show – TBS’s “The Misery Index” hosted by Jameela Jamil in Fall 2019. The Troupe has toured steadily over the last four years with its highly-successful, “Where’s Larry?”, “Santiago Sent Us,” & “Cranjis McBasketball” tours playing to hundreds of thousands of fans in the US and UK, including three sold-out nights at Radio City Music Hall, a sold-out Madison Square Garden, and five sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena.
Natives of Staten Island, NY, 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 US and is the #1 show on Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and India.
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