Last Monday we were invited to be in the audience of the Impractical Jokers After Party – an after show where the Jokers sit around and talk about the latest episode.
When Uncle Matt shared that he had scored us tickets, Dan and I fought each other for who would tell Jack. Jack loves a lot of things – fresh cookies, 70s classic rock, cute girls, long walks on Block Island – but one of his absolute favorite things is the Impractical Jokers. I know when their show is on in the den, because I can hear Jack laughing from across the house. Jack, the kids who doesn’t say a word, can fill the house with his laughter when his buddies are on. That alone is enough to make us all fans of the show, but the truth is that our entire family is addicted to Impractical Jokers. It’s ridiculous. Humor made for immature teenage boys, but appreciated by a mature pre-med college girl, a finance guy and a middle-aged housewife.
It was a great day, but a little exhausting. The small audience was on folding chairs surrounded by wires and lights and cameras swinging from the ceiling. Imagine four hours of holding Jack down so that he wouldn’t pop out of his chair to race across the room to tackle (maybe even lick) his favorite celebrities. It would have been embarrassing, but I was even more worried about him taking down a few innocent bystanders and a load of expensive equipment.
Good news – Jack didn’t manage to pop out of his seat, nobody was hurt, all the fancy cameras were spared, and we had a great time!
Thank you Uncle Matt for making Jack’s dreams come tru — THAT is not a misspelling. Impractical Jokers in on truTV;)
Today Jack and I are heading down to a Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis conference in Philadelphia to share our ALD story. Not too sure what to expect, but guessing that there won’t be too many cameras and that we shouldn’t walk around asking people, “Where’s Larry?”.
The After Party episode is scheduled to air on November 28. If they show the audience, look for us! We were on the far right in the second row. Jack had a ridiculous smile on his face the entire time, Dan was clapping so loudly that he was scolded (true story), and Matt and I were frantically holding down the boy.