The Script Lab Podcast: Impractical Jokers: The Movie Director & Funny or Die Founder Chris Henchy

By February 22, 2020Screenwriting 101
Impractical Jokers: The Movie

If you’re a fan of the hidden camera TV show Impractical Jokers, you won’t want to miss this podcast with director and co-writer, Chris Henchy. He takes us behind the scenes and spills secrets of shooting with the Jokers, what they’re like in real life and the funny scene that was so dangerous, they had to cut it from the film. There’s also a secret cameo by a big star he wouldn’t reveal to me until I stopped recording.

Chris also shares the stress of working with non-actors called “marks,” couch-surfing as a struggling writer and developing a relationship with Will Farrell and Adam McKay by joining their basketball games.

Impractical Jokers: The Movie opens in 50+ cities Feb. 21. If the film does well, it will roll out to more cities in the weeks that follow.

Impracticle Jokers list of cities

Listen to the podcast below.

 


Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for SheKnows.com. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards


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