The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will bring big laughs to Milwaukee this fall, announcing that truTV’s Impractical Jokers "The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour" starring The Tenderloins will perform on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Tickets for the show at the new Bucks arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.
"We welcome The Tenderloins, stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers, to the WESC," WESC General Manager Raj Saha said Monday in a statement. "We look forward to their innovative evening of comedy."
The Tenderloins comprise Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano, who are the creators, executive producers and stars of Impractical Jokers. Now in its seventh season, the outrageous show follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing over-the-top public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras.
In addition to the top-rated television show, the group has gone on the road over the last four years with its highly successful "Where’s Larry?" and "Santiago Sent Us" tours, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans in the U.S. and U.K. – including three sold-out nights at Radio City Music Hall, a sold-out Madison Square Garden performance and five sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena.
In August, The Tenderloins will unveil the "The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour."
Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.