Bruce Campbell: What is his connection to Impractical Jokers on Tru TV?

Bruce Campbell (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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Bruce Campbell has many fans inside and outside the entertainment industry including one of the cast members of the hit Tru TV comedy ensemble show, Impractical Jokers.

Bruce Campbell has been entertaining audiences around the world for over four decades. Naturally, he has fans among his peers as well as those that admire him outside of the industry.

So, it isn’t surprising that one of his admirers has a successful series on television. Recently, on an episode of Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party it was revealed that one of the Tenderloins is a huge follower of the actor.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Impractical Jokers, the show has been on the network since 2011 and it stars four childhood friends from Staten Island who are skilled improv artists. The premise behind the series that features Brian “Q” Quinn, James Murray, Sal Vulcano and Joe Gatto involves the Jokers challenging one another to pull crazy pranks on unsuspecting members of the public.

One of their ongoing segments has the four comedians portraying receptionists at various businesses where they are tasked with pronouncing ridiculous names like “Cranjis McBasketball” and other insane monikers. They have to do this without laughing. Whoever can’t keep a straight face, ends up on the “Loser” board.

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This is a truly enjoyable show that is great for a few laughs during these challenging times. Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party is a spin-off of their original series that evolved because of the pandemic. Since most of their interactions are with strangers in locations around New York and New Jersey, the stars wanted to do something special for their fans.

Each week, “Q”, James, Sal or Joe will host a dinner party where they will choose a main course. In the case of the Bruce Campbell episode, the featured food was pizza.

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In the spot, the guys were talking about people in the entertainment industry that they admired. “Q” who is a huge horror fan (he appeared on Joe Bob Briggs’ The Last Drive-In Summer Sleepover and played Austin in Adam Green’s Victor Crowley) talked about his “man crush” on Campbell.

This was prompted by him finding an old notebook where he was doing a character study. “Q” revealed a picture of the actor as Sam Axe (Burn Notice) and stated that he was basically portraying his idol.

The Joker is such a monumental fan of Bruce that he went to his Hail to the Chin 2 book signing in New Jersey in 2017 to meet him. “Q” also recounted that he “couldn’t speak” when he finally came face to face with his hero.

"“I saw Bruce Campbell’s beautiful face and gorgeous chin and I was like (puts on squeaky voice), ‘Hey, Mr. Campbell, I’m a big fan.’ I realized that for my entire life I have had a huge, huge non-sexual crush on him.”"

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For more amusing antics, you can stream Impractical Jokers on the Tru TV website. Bruce Campbell will be appearing on Wizard World’s Virtual Experiences hosting his trivia show, Last Fan Standing on Nov. 12.

Are you an Impractical Jokers fan? Is Bruce Campbell your favorite actor? Let us know in the comments.