truTV and Nitro Circus Partner for High-Octane Live Special, "Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular"
Broadcast Live from Prudential Center, Two-Hour Season Five Finale Airs November 3 on truTV;
Tickets On Sale Beginning Tuesday, September 27
truTV, a division of Turner, and Nitro Circus, the world's leading youth action sports and entertainment brand, are coming together to produce a two-hour special live event, Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular, an ultimate celebration to cap off the fifth season of the popular truTV series. Hosted by extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana and powered by the unmatched showmanship of Nitro Circus, the season finale will feature Joe, Murr, Q and Sal, collectively known as The Tenderloins, tackling their biggest challenges yet, including two high-stakes live punishments and a four-part obstacle course. Set to air Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular will be broadcast live from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and will reveal which Joker can best overcome their nerves to claim victory for ultimate bragging rights - and their favorite charity. The Jokers have a great history with Prudential Center, having visited The Rock to film punishments with the New Jersey Devils and Top Rank Boxing.
Tickets to the one-night only Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular event will go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. And die-hard fans would be well-advised to follow the Jokers on Twitter and Facebook to find an exclusive pre-sale code allowing them to purchase advance tickets starting Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. ET.
This year's live special with Nitro Circus builds on the overwhelming success of the Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special, which drew 3.7 million total viewers in Live +3 delivery when it aired on truTV in September 2015. The series' first-ever live punishment featured all four Jokers participating in a high-wire walk five stories above the streets of NYC in an electric moment to celebrate the show's 100th episode. That special was a huge success, garnering a Top 5 ranking in its timeslot across all the key demos and trending nationwide on social media throughout the evening - and it set a high bar for this year's event to beat.
For fans unable to make it to Prudential Center, truTV is also partnering with House Party to throw private viewing parties for a select number of lucky fans in their homes. Winners will get ultimate fan access to view the Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular with their friends and score show-themed swag and games to play along at home. Fan can apply here for a chance to host their own viewing party, and 250 lucky hosts will be selected and notified on October 18, 2016.
To further fuel fans' thirst for all things Impractical Jokers on the night of the Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular telecast, truTV.com will stream a pre- and post-episode digital show, live from Prudential Center. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, the pre-show will feature guests, exclusive video and surprises leading into the night's event. Immediately following the live special, the four Jokers will sit down with the truTV.com post-show crew for an exclusive interview to discuss their experience as well as answer questions fans have submitted via social media.
Impractical Jokers is produced for truTV by NorthSouth Productions (Milwaukee Blacksmiths, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta), with Charlie DeBevoise, Pete McPartland Jr., Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano serving as executive producers.
Link to Ticketmaster Event Page - http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/020051352426656C
About Nitro Circus
Named #22 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of America's Most Promising Companies, Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the world's leading youth action sports & entertainment brand. From humble beginnings in 2003 - with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage -- to a smash TV series which has aired in over 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity. In 2012, Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the hit television series, was released in cinemas worldwide. In 2015, Nitro Circus announced a partnership with NBC Sports Ventures. The multi-year strategic alliance will feature TV specials and series programming airing nationally in the U.S. on NBC and NBCSN as well as streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry guru Michael Porra into a must-see live event in 2010, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek six years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away over two million fans and sold-out shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa. After close to 100 shows globally in 2015 and with a packed 2016 touring schedule on the books, Nitro Circus is the world's most successful action sports touring brand.
About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League's (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter.
About The Tenderloins
The Tenderloins, 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 5th season and recently greenlit for a 6th season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing public pranks 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.
The Troupe have toured steadily nationwide over the last two years with their highly successful "truTV Impractical Jokers 'Where's Larry?' Tour Starring the Tenderloins," playing to thousands of fans per market including a recent 3-night sold out run at New York's historic Radio City Music Hall. The new tour, "Santiago Sent Us," continues on The Tenderloins' success on the road, broadening the live show's reach in the US and the United Kingdom. Natives of Staten Island, NY, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian 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 timeslot on cable in the US and is the #1 show in the United Kingdom, airing on Comedy Central.
Seen across multiple platforms in 90 million households, truTV delivers a fresh and unexpected take on comedy with such popular original series as Impractical Jokers, Billy on the Street, The Carbonaro Effect, Adam Ruins Everything, Hack My Life and Fameless, as well as the original scripted comedy Those Who Can't. And the fun doesn't stop there. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
truTV is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.