Episode 095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers

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Episode 095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers

Sal Vulcano is an extremely intelligent and funny learning leader. I absolutely loved having him on the show.  For all of the fame and notoriety Sal has gained from his hit TV show and his worldwide comedy tour, he is one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met.  In addition to being a fun fan of Sal’s work, I had the good fortune of meeting him at a charity golf event a year ago and I’ve really enjoyed keeping in touch with him ever since.

Sal Vulcano: 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. Currently in its 4th season, Impractical Jokers follows the guys as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The 4th season premiere drew more than two million viewers and the program consistently earns Top Five rankings in its timeslot for key demos. This season continues to take dares to outrageous levels with a whole new arsenal of over-the-top hijinks, bringing the show and the guys to new locations and setting each other up for some of the most uncomfortable antics yet.

Their highly successful tour, “The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins,” is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and insight. The tour has crisscrossed the country playing to 2000-8000 people per market.

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Episode 095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers

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The Learning Leader Show

“Our secret sauce is our friendship.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Passion for your craft  & immersing yourself in it are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • The discipline it takes to be great
  • Defining Impractical Jokers and how it became a smash hit
  • Discussing why Sal got a tattoo of Jaden Smith’s face on his leg and what was Jaden’s reaction when Sal showed it to him!
  • The difference between being on stage and TV
  • Starting Lean at the beginning and how the show has grown
  • How they put together an episode – Everything that goes into it
  • Idea generation – Who? How? Why? Where?
  • Being prepared for inspiration to strike at any moment
  • Writing anywhere and everywhere at all times
  • What happens when those on film won’t agree to let it air? How it affects the group
  • Comedians that have influenced Sal (I was amazed and really enjoyed hearing Sal’s knowledge of the history of comedy)

 “We sacrifice for the show.” – Sal discussing why he got a tattoo of Jaden Smith’s face on his leg

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From thetenderloins.com

Sal Vulcano: 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. Currently in its 4th season, Impractical Jokers follows the guys as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The 4th season premiere drew more than two million viewers and the program consistently earns Top Five rankings in its timeslot for key demos. This season continues to take dares to outrageous levels with a whole new arsenal of over-the-top hijinks, bringing the show and the guys to new locations and setting each other up for some of the most uncomfortable antics yet.

Their highly successful tour, “The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins,” is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and insight. The tour has crisscrossed the country playing to 2000-8000 people per market.

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