truTV's "Impractical Jokers" Head to San Diego for the Museum of Impractical History
Activations to Celebrate Season 4 of the Hit Series and the
Return of New Episodes Thursday, July 16, at 10pm ET/PT
The stars of truTV's hit hidden-camera series Impractical Jokers are headed to San Diego for the opening of The Impractical Jokers Museum of Impractical History, a specially curated exhibition that will be open to the public during Comic Con International from Thursday, July 9 until Sunday, July 12. Q, Murr, Joe and Sal will be present at various times throughout the exhibition, which will feature fan-generated artwork and show artifacts from some of the most legendary moments in Impractical Jokers history. It'll be like Planet Hollywood, but funnier.
The museum, housed within the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery, is located at 363 5th Avenue at the corner of J Street in San Diego. It kicks off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9 with a "Don't Go Hungry on the Way to the Con" activation which will supply visitors with a complimentary Impractical Jokers-themed breakfast (Murr-ito anyone?) until noon, then beginning at 4 p.m., fans will be offered bite-sized snacks after a long day of panels, before closing at 7 p.m.
"Instead of waiting for the Smithsonian, MoMA or the Getty Center to finally launch a wing dedicated to the art of daring your best friends to embarrass themselves in public (seriously, what's taking so long?), we decided to create the Museum of Impractical History ourselves to celebrate four successful seasons of the show and to give something back to the viewers who've been so supportive," said Raymond Dooley, Vice President of Marketing at truTV. "We can't wait for Sal, Q, Murr and Joe to invade San Diego and personally thank and reward their biggest fans with exclusive Impractical Jokers experiences just days before new episodes begin airing July 16."
Throughout the exhibition, fans will have an opportunity to experience themed activations each day that they will recognize from popular Impractical Jokers moments, including portraits from caricature artists, spray paint tattoos chosen randomly by a spin from the Wheel of Doom, and an interactive photo booth that will put fans alongside The Jokers. A full list of activations can be found below.
Additionally, on Friday July 10 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. visitors to the museum will be treated to an Impractical Jokers comic book signing with Q, Sal, Joe, and Murr. The comic book, The Secret Origin of truTV's Impractical Jokers, is a reissue from a limited partnership run with DC Comics Entertainment and features an original story and new imagery from the series.
Impractical Jokers' fourth season returns with new episodes on truTV on Thursday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fans who visit the museum will also be given access to a free iTunes download of the mid-season premiere. In each episode, Q, Murr, Joe and Sal compete to embarrass each other in a series of hilariously humiliating challenges and outrageous dares, all to the amusement and consternation of the general public. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. They have to say it. They have to do it. You have to see it!
Impractical Jokers averaged 1.9 million viewers in Q1 2015, ranking as one of basic cable's Top 3 programs in its timeslot with adults 18-49. A hit with both men and women, Impractical Jokers ranks the #2 basic cable show in its timeslot with women 18-34; one of the Top 3 with women 18-49; and one of the Top 5 with men 18-49 and men 18-34. In addition, the audience for Impractical Jokers has a median age of only 31, eight years younger than the network's overall primetime figure.
The show currently has over 2 million fans on Facebook and over 325k Twitter followers.
Impractical Jokers is produced for truTV by NorthSouth Productions (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Double Divas), with Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman serving as executive producers.
Below is a rundown of the activations at the Museum of Impractical Jokers
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES JULY 9 - JULY 12
· Photo booth, Spray Paint Tattoos chosen by the Wheel of Doom, Social Vending Machine, Caricature Artist, "Drop a Ninja" Fan Wall, "That Bitch Irene" Petition, Show Artifacts/Props, and Fan Art room
THURSDAY, JULY 9
· 10am-12pm: Complimentary "Don't Go Hungry On The Way To The Con" Breakfast including "Mur"ittos, "Sal"sa, Cup of Joe and BB"Q" Chips
· 4-5pm: ImSnacktical Jokers: Snack Hour
· 7pm: Museum closes
FRIDAY, JULY 10
· 12pm: Museum open to public
· 3pm-5pm: Comic book signing with the Impractical Jokers, meet the guys, have them sign your book
· 5pm-7pm: Closed event. Nothing fun will go on. Don't sweat it.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
· 10am: Museum open to public
· 4-5pm: Snack Hour. Like a regular hour, but with more snacks.
· 7pm: Museum closes. All good things come to an end.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
· 10am: Museum open to public
· 2pm: Museum closes
truTV takes viewers on a fun ride that surprises and entertains. The network delivers a dynamic mix of action, comedy and competition, featuring engaging characters and compelling new worlds that pull you in and leave you wanting more. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Impractical Jokers, The Carbonaro Effect, Friends of the People, Hack My Life, How to Be a Grown-Up, Barmageddon, as well as the upcoming Funny Or Di e's Billy on the Street, Those Who Can't, Fameless, Six Degrees of Everything and Santas in the Barn. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and recently began airing the network's first ever boxing series.
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