It’s easy to see why TruTV’s Impractical Jokers is universally-loved. The hidden-camera comedy series stars four lifelong friends who compete in embarrassing challenges that involve interacting with the unwitting general public. The stars — Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano — make up the comedy troupe The Tenderloins. Unlike many other hidden camera shows, the butt of the joke is usually one of the show’s stars, rather than the public.
You don’t have to start from the beginning to get the joke. Since each episode is composed of a number of independent skit-like challenges, you can pretty much drop in anywhere and be laughing it up in no time. But with nine seasons and more than 200 episodes, it makes sense to get organized in your approach.
Along with the main series, there are also a handful of spin-off shows and even a movie, released in 2020. Stay tuned and read on to find out exactly how to watch everything mentioned.
Where to Watch Impractical Jokers
|Streaming Provider||Price||What’s Available|
|HBO Max||With subscription||Seasons 1-8|
|YouTube TV||With subscription||Seasons 1-9|
|Apple TV||$19.99/season or $2.99/episode||Seasons 1-8|
|Amazon Prime Video||Starting at $1.99/episode or $14.99/season||Seasons 1-9|
|Hulu||Free with Hulu + Live TV subscription||Seasons 1-9|
|TruTV App||Free||Seasons 8, 9|
Our Recommendation: Watch Impractical Jokers on HBO Max
HBO Max offers seasons 1-8 of Impractical Jokers for subscribers. The service also offers a wide variety of other movies and shows in a ton of genres, making it easy to find your next binge-worthy favorite. An HBO subscription can be as inexpensive as $9.99 per month if you’re willing to watch ads, or as expensive as $14.99 per month for an ad-free experience.
Streaming Impractical Jokers on Youtube TV
Streaming Impractical Jokers on Apple TV
Full seasons of Impractical Jokers are available on Apple TV for $19.99 or individual episodes in HD for $2.99. They can be watched on any Apple device using the Apple TV app.
Streaming Impractical Jokers on Amazon Prime Video
Full seasons of Impractical Jokers are available for $19.99 or individual episodes in HD for $2.99. If you’re willing to watch in SD, you can purchase individual episodes for $1.99 and full seasons for $14.99.
|Amazon Prime Video|
30-Day Free Trial
$8.99 / month
2 simultaneous stream
Streaming Impractical Jokers on Hulu
Unfortunately, a regular Hulu subscription won’t grant you access to Impractical Jokers. Hulu + Live TV is a package of 75+ live channels that costs $64.99/month, similar to Youtube TV. TruTV, Impractical Jokers’ channel, is included in the subscription.
|Hulu + Live TV|
7-Day Free Trial
2 simultaneous streams
ESPN and Disney
Streaming Impractical Jokers on the TruTV app
TruTV’s app features the most recent episodes of Impractical Jokers for free. As time passes, however, the older episodes expire as new episodes are uploaded. They offer about two seasons’ worth of episodes at any given time.
How to watch Impractical Jokers
Part of the appeal of this show is the fact that you don’t have to work too hard — the humor is simple and goofy, which is why it has such a wide appeal. Plus, you don’t have to worry about following plot lines. Each episode consists of an independent set of skit-like challenges, so the order that you watch them doesn’t really matter.
If you’re interested in watching episodes with some additional commentary from the stars, there are several spin-off versions of the show. Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes features already-aired episodes with added pop-up facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the episode’s production. Impractical Jokers: After Party is an aftershow in which the stars do a play-by-play analysis of an episode’s most cringe-worthy moments. After Party also occasionally features bonus content. Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party is the latest spin-off, a solution to filming challenges during the pandemic. The Jokers meet virtually to eat dinner, chat about their week and share laughs.
Shows to Watch if You Love Impractical Jokers
If you couldn’t stop giggling along with the Jokers, these hidden camera and reality TV shows will be right up your alley.
The Misery Index
If you can’t get enough of The Tenderloins, look no further than The Misery Index, a gameshow series that first aired on TBS in 2019. The show is hosted by all four of Jokers and Jameela Jamil, who starred in The Good Place. The show features two competing teams, each composed of two members of the Tenderloins and one non-celebrity contestant , who will “attempt to determine the ranking of hilarious and miserable real-life events–from getting fired to accidentally sexting your grandfather–on a scale of 1–100.”
Nathan For You
Nathan Fielder is a writer, director and comedian, and he also graduated from one of Canada’s top business schools with really good grades. This reality comedy series documents Nathan’s unorthodox attempts to help struggling small-business owners boost their sales. There are four seasons of this hilariously awkward Comedy Central series, and each episode runs about 20 minutes.
David Spade hosts this TruTV prank show in which participants who believe they’ve been cast on a reality TV show. Instead, they’re put into ridiculous situations with improv actors. See how far unsuspecting people are willing to go for their 15 minutes of fame. This show has just two seasons, consisting of a total of 42 episodes.
The Eric André Show
Comedian Eric André stars as a talk show host in this sketch comedy that parodies low-budget public access talk shows. The humor is a bit more absurdist and dark than that of Impractical Jokers, but it’s hard not to laugh as André runs around the stage destroying the set at every intro. The show is co-hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress up until season five. The show premiered on Adult Swim and includes a total of 53 episodes over five seasons.
Who Is America?
Sascha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno) produces and stars in this 2018 political satire mockumentary, which explores “the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation”.