Friday June 7 The Impractical Jokers brought their Cranjis McBasketball tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena for night 1 of a 2 night stay. My Mom managed to score free tickets and my brothers who got me into them in the first place said that it wouldn’t be any fun to see them live because it’s not like the TV show and decided they didn’t want to come.
I went back to the machine I had won on my last 2 trips, only for it to take all of my $20. I had been eyeing a polar bear machine behind me and went over there with $10 and was hoping to get back up to $30 to come out even for the night. I kept getting “BIG WIN” which was about $6. Then it said “MASSIVE WIN” and I won $84 and not too long after “HUGE WIN” and won even more. Since we still had time until doors I decided to first play to come home with $50 over my $30 but ended up leaving with $70 over my original $30. Not bad!
We ended up in the back of the lower level of the arena for the show. I’m not a huge fan of comedians and the opening act was blah. Usually I just don’t like anyone – but my Mom agreed that he was very weak.
The jokers came out and they each told some stories while the others interjected and made fun of them. They also showed some videos and we were laughing pretty much the whole time. (although Murr sucks at telling stories and Sal is definitely the best at it.) They also asked how many people had seen them before and how many it was their first time – there were only a handful who had seen them before which led them to realize “they never come back” lol I’m not sure I’d go see them multiple times on the same tour since I’m pretty sure it is just the same stories each night, but I’d definitely consider seeing them again in the future on another tour! For now, I’ll just stick to watching them every week on TV (and hope there is also an after party episode with Joey Fatone!)