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Impractical Jokers: The One Time A Writer Took Part In A Prank

"Impractical Jokers" would appear to be the child of the four (now three) men who started it. However, it takes an entire crew of experts to bring the prank show to life, including various writers. Many might assume the titular jokers come up with all the gags, but they receive some assistance. For instance, Casey Jost (brother to current "Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Jost) has worked as both a writer and producer on the show. And a different writer actually got to show up on camera.

For a segment of the After Party Web Chat, Brian "Q" Quinn answers questions from fans. One question sees a viewer wondering who the actor was during a gag where some of the guys are conducting a focus group and showing footage from a 24/7 live cam bathroom feed. Everyone watches as the man just keeps taking more and more toilet paper, but Q reveals that the man in question is actually of their writers named Jake, who sounds like a really funny guy.

Q heaps praise onto the very funny writer

To become a writer for "Impractical Jokers," it probably goes without saying you need a good sense of humor. The writer who appeared onscreen for the toilet gag obviously doesn't mind being the butt of the joke, and Q was quick to talk about how hilarious he is in real life. The joker went on to say, "He's a great guy. He's very funny, and he really went all out. Family man, wife, a bunch of kids. Might even have five kids at this point, I don't even know. But he's a good guy, very funny."

It's also good to see the guys getting some help pulling off their pranks in the later seasons. James "Murr" Murray and Joe Gatto talked about how they were the ones who had to make all of the props and merchandise in the first season because they didn't have as big of a budget yet. The fact they now have a props department and a team of writers who are willing to humiliate themselves all for the sake of a bit is a real testament to how funny and beloved the show has become.