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Impractical Jokers. The Best Moments And The Tour

Sal, Joe, Q and Murr are going to tour the UK in January 2017. Visiting arenas in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, this will possibly be one of the biggest comedy shows of the year worldwide. Impractical Jokers has taken the United Kingdom by storm and become of the top emerging shows on Comedy Central. To celebrate The Tenderloins coming back for a full tour, here are ten of the best scenes as picked by myself (Jonjo) and my sister Joanna.

BEST MAN SPEECH GOES HORRIBLY WRONG

Imagine you have to give a best man speech, that has been written by your friends, in front of a room full of strangers and a couple you have never met. Sal gets the ultimate stitch-up when he has to deliver a far-too-revealing speech…

THE JOYS OF PREGNANCY

Q is given the task of teaching a class on breathing techniques for pregnant women, he then finds out the real punishment is a bit more painful!

STRIP FOR STRANGERS

Joe is given one of the most awkward punishments in the show’s history, he has to find the person in the park who ordered a strip-o-gram. If he thinks he found them, he then has to begin stripping off. It’s too funny for words.

PROFESSIONAL NOISEMAKERS DISTURB THE PEACE

Imagine going to the library and these kind of disruptions came up. All four of the jokers have to go through this ordeal, but it is the clash of Joe vs. Q which really does crack you up.

CELEBRITY CRUSH INTERVIEW

What if you got the chance to meet your celebrity crush from when you was a teenager? Well I bet you would like it, maybe not so much if you thought you were going into a body-building competition in just speedos and oiled up. Danica McKellar is Murr’s celeb crush, and him meeting her is as awkward as possible.

LOWER BODY HAZING

Giving a talk on climate change has never been so funny. Murr keeps it straight mostly throughout…mostly!

SKYWRITING LOVE LETTER

Not really so much a task or punishment, this is just when your friends decide to be dicks and give out your number! But then again, it’s a good way to stop you being lonely.

THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY

Sal hates it when his friends make the punishments personal, so imagine how he feels when Murr is about to get married to his sister?

THREE JOKERS GET INKED

Joe takes it to the extreme for the three-way punishment. Sal, Q and Murr have to get tattoo’s that have been chosen by Joe. the first PERMANENT punishment is by far very awkward and very funny.

PUBLIC SPEAKING ON ANESTHETIC

Murr has to be a food expert making a presentation to a class. But, he has been given loads of Novocaine and the results are hilarious!

WHEEL OF PIERCING

Murr has to take the Wheel Of Piercing challenge. Everytime he gets a question wrong, he has to spin the wheel to see which part of his body will get a piercing! I would never wish this game onto anyone.

SKYDIVING IS FOR LOSERS

Poor Murr, he does seem to get lots of bad ones! If you had a fear of heights, this would really mess you up.

FREEZING AT WHITE CASTLE

More a congratulations on endurance, Q has to to freeze mid-transaction to see how long till he gets a reaction from his customer.

JUNK IN THE TRUNK

Convince a stranger to get into the boot/trunk of a car. How difficult can it be?

 

Written and arranged by Jonjo Cosgrove and Joanna Cosgrove

 

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Russell Brand – Live at Civic Hall, Grays

 

Being a TV host, an actor (Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), singer (he is actually a rockstar waiting to be released. Check out his music as he plays fictional musician Aldous Snow) and a comedian is an impressive combination. Russell Brand shows everyone tonight just how funny he can be, and it is all for a good cause. Supporting the charity Jackson’s Smile, Russell Brand promised to do a show for free after meeting Jackson’s father at a West Ham match. Jackson Garwood has been diagnosed with Infantile Krabbes Disease which sadly is terminal. So Russell felt he could help with the support for Jackson. The result of this meeting was a great fun show, where many expletives were muttered and some humorous stories shared.

Starting the night off with some introductions and chatting about his past in his hometown, Grays warmly welcomed the comedian who was born and raised here. Talking about being beaten up and flicking through the Thurrock gazette provides a few good laughs, but being the announcer for when two cars are told to move makes a great moment which provides a bit of unexpected hilarity. Exploring the crowd and seeing the faces of his audience a bit closer, he makes a number of jokes around the lads who all looked like 1D knock-offs and the woman who apparently was desperate to marry him (and her friend who really wants the marriage to happen). For a show that relied a lot on improv by the main man, he also had a few set pieces at his disposal. For example, there were a number of emails (death threats) he had at the ready from hosting at the MTV Video Music Awards show in 2008, some of which really were over the top and hilarious. Also mentioning his much loved/loathed comments about George W. Bush. Did I mention he talks a lot about drugs? Because there is a lot of that topic on the show, and really it shows that Russell really is happy to bare all to his audience to keep them entertained and give them insight to his life.

Russell Brand

Not afraid of any subjects, he also mentions a twitter spat from a Katy Perry fan who really hated him and was happy to say a bit about his more private time with the pop star (a bit). Also, there is a few jokes that really makes people cringe, including ones about consent and how he justifies the age of if more than one other is involved adds up to more than his age (I clearly couldn’t write that any better). Overall, Russell was a great guy and provided a great laugh to his audience. A true gentleman, Russell then stayed behind to greet his audience and took part in many selfies and pics. He may have been there to make people laugh, but more importantly he made sure he could do his best for that brave little boy. Though I may not be the biggest fan of the comic, I have to say I had a great night watching the madness of Russell Brand being unveiled in front of me.

Final Rating: 9/10

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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Also, you can find out more about the charity by following the link here…

https://www.facebook.com/jacksongarwoodsmile/