Lights, camera, and pranks! The show Impractical Jokers took this quite seriously. The show follows four friends, Brian “Q”‘ Quinn, James “Murr”‘ Murray, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano, as they indulge in outrageous and hilarious pranks on familiar people. The series is a hidden_camera part reality game show that has entertained millions of viewers. The four friends take turns indulging in pranks on unsuspecting people while a hidden camera by their crew records them. The friend who cannot complete the dares is punished in the most dare-worthy punishments.
The show became famous for its slapstick humor, working on total non-filtered content. The series was an exploration of this kind of genre. After any bad day, an Impractical Jokers episode will drive away all your blues. We understand if you have already binged and watched the show’s attacks. Here is a list of some other shows like Impractical Jokers that you can watch instead.
10. Duck Dynasty (2017)
This show aired between 2012-2017 and followed the journey of the Robertson family as they became wealthy. The show is a part of the American reality tv and follows the story of the rags to riches of the Robertson family via their family-operated business, Duck Commander. The series is famous for the Robertson men who sport their big beards and share conservative, Evangelical Christian views. The series is too one of a kind like Impractical Jokers and has very un-filtered humor typical to the series. The slapstick and laugh-out-loud comedy of the series is very on point.
9. Magic for Humans (2017- Present)
Non-scripted humor combined with magic, what can be better than that? Magic for humans is an American reality TV series that will surely remind you of Impractical Jokers. The show may not have the pranks like Jokers, but it will surely keep you on edge with its magic tricks.
The show is hosted by comedian and magician Justin Willman and was originally streamed on Netflix. The series follows Justin as he performs magic tricks for people on the streets. There was a controversy regarding the authenticity of the jokes, but according to the host, they are performed live on the show.
8. The Cabin with Bert Kreischer (2020)
The show follows Bert Kreischer as he spends an afternoon in the cabin in the woods, where he invites friends and family for an extraordinary day filled with laughter and unscripted humor. The show is an American reality TV series where the host invites people to indulge in a session of self-care to cleanse their body, mind, and soul.
Just like the show’s premise, the experience of watching it is quite therapeutic as well. What is better than watching a show about self-care while doing some self-care of your own? The show is available to stream on Netflix. It includes a star cast of Tom Segura, Joey Diaz, Nikki Glaser, Caitlyn Jenner, Fortune Feimster, Donnell Rawlings, Bobby Lee, and Kaley Cuoco as guests.
7. Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham (2021)
The show is not exactly like Impractical Jokers in its humor, but it will surely keep you entertained nevertheless. And who could resist some enthralling views of Scotland paired with such great hosts? The series follows Outlander fame Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish.
The two hosts travel around Scotland and discover their heritage and visit the famous places along with some shooting locations for their show outlander. The show is available to stream on Starz.
6. Billy on the Street (2011)
We are back on the road with this one. The series is an American reality game show. Comedian and actor Billy Eichner host the series. The show follows the host as he goes in the streets of New York and asks questions about popular culture. The exhibition includes a variety of games that the host plays with fellow New Yorkers.
Some recurring games were liked by the audiences very much. The recurring games include “For a Dollar” and “Quizzed in the Face.”
5. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (2012)
The series is based on the Belgian television format Benidorm Bastards. The show follows Betty White as she plays pranks on the younger generation. The show is the most in line with shows like Impractical Jokers. With the hidden and candid camera formats, the show worked hilariously and was a new, unexplored format on the TV of that time.
The show works on hidden pranks played by Betty White, who is adorable and quite humorous in this series. The show did fairly well initially but had low ratings in the last years of its run.
4. The Office- US (1995)
After becoming a favorite fan sitcom in the UK, the office is adapted for an American series, giving us the iconic Steve Carell starring in The office. The show is a sitcom but what makes it unique is a stylized mockumentary show based on a fictional paper company called Dunder Mifflin in Scranton.
The show is still a top-rated show available to stream on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The breaking of the fourth wall by the characters is exciting to watch. The infamous Dwight-Jim pranks will surely remind you of Impractical Jokers.
3. Deal or no Deal (2005)
The show’s format was initially seen in a Dutch game show, which became very popular. Many countries developed it in new forms following the original’s success. The American version of the series premiered in 2005 under the name Deal or no Deal. Howie Mandel hosted the show.
The series is a reality game show in which the contestants are presented with 25 briefcases ranging from money worth one penny to $1 million. They eliminate the cases one by one till the end case money is revealed to them.
2. America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989)
Surely the longest-running primetime entertainment show in ABC history deserves mention on this list. The show America’s funniest home videos are simply what it says in the title. The most candid, fun, and fiascos of American people in their truest form. Besides this, The show showcased a compilation of the most laugh-out-loud moments of Americans as submitted by them on videos. The show became an instant classic hit, with people in hundreds coming out and offering their fiascos for a chance to be featured on the show.
1. Prank Encounters (2019)
Stranger things fame Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin Henderson on the show, stars in this very fun show called Prank encounters. The show is a horror-themed hidden camera comedy series. In each episode, the host Gaten calls out two people on video who are strangers to each other under a ruse of a job prospect. The strangers are introduced to each other and what follows next is pure and unscripted misunderstood conversations. The show is available to stream on Netflix.
Gaten also includes various horror-themed pranks between the call to induce fear among the contestants. That’s it from our side. For now, stay tuned to theartistree for more such content!