Our boys the Impractical Jokers are hysterical and beloved.  We all love them until we are the one messed with.  Oh, who am I kidding, I still love them.  I thought I was going on a run-of-the-mill voice-over audition and low and behold my “producer” was Murr.

"Impractical Jokers: The Movie" A Conversation With The Tenderloins
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The funny background to this is that I interviewed Murr years ago and I told him that I did not think that they would be able to keep the show up much longer because they are getting so famous, people will recognize them when they try to do a bit.  He had a very coy smile and he said, “oh you would be surprised”.

Fast forward three years and I get a call to come into an audition which is totally normal.  I arrive early and the producer says, “It’s OK that you are late”.  I don’t want to argue so I smile and just introduce myself.  I was in one room and Murr, I mean “my producer” was in the glass room across the way.  The lights were dim and he was wearing a hat really low across his face.  I did not think much of it because there are some really weird people in the creative world so I chalked it up to him “having a process”.  

The session got weirder and weirder.  Here’s the actual recording session: 

The part that you didn’t see was Murr banging his head against the glass and me asking him if he was OK.  He shouted, “I can’t work under these conditions!”  I was like, WTH?  Then all of a sudden I heard a group of guys laughing and Murr took his hat and glasses off and he was like, “told ya!”  I could not believe it. 

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When people watch that episode they always ask me the same thing, “Is it real?  Did you know?  The answer is it is TOTALLY real.  I had no idea it was them messing with me, and I have one major way to prove it.  Anyone who knows me understands that I don't take pics or videos of myself until I think I'm presentable.   I look horrible on the episode.  My hair is frizzy, I have not a stitch of makeup on, and I was wearing a totally unflattering outfit that I slapped on because I had to run errands after.  I was in no way camera-ready.  If I thought that I was going to be on national TV that day I would have looked very different.  LOL.  Good job guys, you got me and I did love the experience.  

They also do fantastic comedy tours and they just announced a new one!  Make sure to buy tickets to see the boys at Prudential Center on March 10th!  Here is some ticket info: 


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