We Talked ‘Impractical Jokers,’ Tropical Destinations and Standup With Sal Vulcano

Sal Vulcano is ideal regarded as 1 of the “Jokers” on the reality Television set series “Impractical Jokers.” The show follows him and his most effective close friends with hidden cameras as they dare just about every other to embarrass on their own in the streets of New York City. 

And while Vulcano is generally in MKE touring the “Impractical Jokers” live display, this week he’s in the town for his standup. He’ll be using the stage at the Pabst Theater tonight for a established that shares stories from his own existence and other observational humor.

The ninth season of “Impractical Jokers” also premiered this week on TruTV. For the very first time at any time, the mates introduced in unique company for every single episode including Eric André, System Gentleman, Rob Riggle and more. 

We sat down with the comic to chat about his set, how to integrate additional shenanigans in your working day-to-working day life and why the Jokers have not shot a journey episode in Milwaukee but. 

Milwaukee Journal: How thrilling is it to be again on tour?

Sal Vulcano: Oh my god. I mean, it’s the greatest. Prior to the pandemic, it would have been like it’s possible two months – that was the most I hadn’t been on stage since I begun comedy. So following, like 24 months it’s been just so great to be up in front a are living audience once more, and to be equipped to be in the minute with them. There is practically nothing like currently being on phase. 

MM: Inform us a little bit about your show. What can audiences hope?

SV:  I’m all in excess of the spot. But you know, I’m an observational comedian, and I inform private stories about my existence. The responses we often get is that admirers [of the show] want to hold out with us, so I believe if you come away immediately after an hour of my clearly show, you’re most likely going to get to know a ton extra about me. I don’t know how amusing this description is, but it’s escapist. My stuff isn’t controversial or edgy, and I never communicate politics. I just want folks to appear and ignore about almost everything for an hour and have a chortle. 

MM: Consider you are speaking instantly to Milwaukeeans and you have to influence them that this display is worthy of their time and greenback. How would you pitch it to them?

SV: I’m a 20-yr veteran comedian. Hear, I’m a wonderful male.  I love what I do and these shows have been a blast. You know, I chuckle along with it. I’m really in the moment at these displays, and receiving up on stage for me, I’m obtaining a blast from start to complete. Which is my goal for the audience too. So pay attention, I can only get as a result of there like as soon as a 12 months so this is this is the opportunity to see me. 

MM: When you tour with the Jokers, do you nonetheless pull pranks all around town off digicam? Or is it much more casual and you just love yourselves on your visits?

SV: People today will occur up to me and they’ll be like, ‘Oh my god, am I on the display right now?’ Like, no, I’m just having brunch.

MM: Have you at any time shot an episode of  “Impractical Jokers” in Milwaukee? 

SV:  When we do travel episodes, we attempt to do something that is a various search than New York. So not just like a further regional town but we’ve long gone to London and Texas and Miami and Hawaii. You know, it is so humorous. Each and every time they say, “do you want to do a road episode?” we consider to advise anything tropical. I consider they caught on because we did a cruise in Miami and then Hawaii. 

MM: I never know if I’d connect with Milwaukee a tropical place, but we do have cruise ships and seashores.

SV: I’ll have to look into that. 

MM: What do you assume of it listed here?

SV: I like coming to Milwaukee – I even have a little day prepared! It is so silly, but I have a retail outlet [where] I always go to shop and there is some great dining places there.

MM: Any retailers or dining places you want to shoutout? 

SV: There is a actually neat retailer that I love going to referred to as MODA3. I’m a sneaker person and a streetwear man and oh my god, this put is definitely neat. If there is any community folks that are going to go through this and they don’t know about it, I would say verify it out. Since I make it a position to go there each and every time. And there’s there is a genuinely awesome spot I appreciate for brunch at the Iron Horse Lodge. It is by the drinking water, in fact proper by the river. 

MM: Congratulations on the forthcoming time of “Impractical Jokers!” 10 many years, 9 seasons, that’s fairly incredible. How has the show changed in that extended?

SV: So June 16 is when the new episodes for year nine get started. We began filming it in advance of the pandemic in 2019. So it is the longest year in 10 several years we’ve at any time experienced to finish. It is been excellent each individual 12 months. We try to alter the clearly show a bit to come up with distinct thoughts, techniques to evolve the display and preserve it new – and make guaranteed we’re getting enjoyment, as well. For the first time ever, we’re possessing guests on each and every episode. So we achieved out to a whole lot of our close friends and people today that ended up natural and organic to us that we required to do things with. This time we experienced on Eric André, System Male, Rob Riggle, David Cross, Jillian Bell, Brooke Shields, Chris Jericho and Adam Pally.

MM: How did these company like Eric André react to being pulled into this level of shenanigans? Is it is it a minor bit of a shock issue, or do they just dive proper in?

SV: Nicely, you know, Eric Andre. It’s not a shock element to him. He’s a he’s a lovable lunatic. Most of the individuals that came in, we definitely experienced interactions with so they know us, they know the exhibit and they ended up just enthusiasts and seriously enthusiastic to be element of it. And for the most component, they are truly helping us get just about every other. So it’s been excellent to see them occur on and and just take the ball and operate with it. 

MM: Immediately after 10 a long time, what would you say is your beloved part about however being on this display?

SV: We constantly mentioned that if we weren’t nonetheless possessing like legitimate fun, then maybe we just halt and kind of transfer on to other projects…  To this day, soon after 10 a long time, I’m nonetheless not over the simple fact that this is my primary position. For the reason that it’s so a great deal enjoyment. So my most loved element has to be that like no matter what, I can rely on it just being this sort of a unique enjoyable practical experience – and we’re still laughing!

MM: Would you endorse incorporating a very little extra pranking and shenanigans into your day-to-day existence, even if it’s not on digital camera? 

SV: I imagine we could all just take a lesson on not taking ourselves far too seriously. That’s what we preach on the exhibit. That is how I live, much too. So I would say definitely, man, at any offered issue in the day, just idiot all over, you know, why not? Do one thing sudden, make a memory, make a person chuckle. 

MM: I imagine some people could use some ideas for how to get started out. 

SV: Make it private. How about that? That’s kind of what we do for the reason that we know each and every other so nicely on the exhibit. Never mess with someone you don’t know that effectively. I would say commence with family members, people today you know very well and maintain it in-property and probably make it personalized.

*This job interview has been edited for size and clarity.



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