Joe from Impractical Jokers is the most fearless and shameless member of the prank team. Here are the funniest moments where he had 0 shame.
In the age of YouTube and seemingly endless “prank” content, Impractical Jokers has managed to make a name for itself as one of the funniest things on television. The Jokers – Joe, Sal, Murr, and Quinn (Q) – are forced into doing or saying ridiculous things by the other guys. In a subversion of typical prank shows, the joke is on the pranksters, not on the subject.
And though all are shameless in their own way, Joe takes shameless to a whole new level. This man will do anything and everything to win, and when it comes to the punishments, he’s always game for some embarrassment.
These are the ten most shameless things that Joe has ever done.
Asking For Toilet Paper
The punishments are meant to test the absolute limit of a Jokers’ shame and embarrassment. And sometimes that means sitting on a toilet with your pants around your ankles and screaming for toilet paper.
In this punishment, Joe was forced to sit in a restaurant bathroom with his pants around his ankles and ask the patrons for toilet paper. It’s embarrassing, but with Joe being Joe, he relishes in the spotlight. He turns the whole thing into a joke and often screams at all the patrons, absolutely shameless in his need for emergency TP.
Finding And Eating Hidden Eggs
We don’t know where these guys get their ideas, but man are they ever funny. In this punishment, Joe poses as a maintenance worker and stumbles through a professional business meeting while trying to find a stash of hidden boiled eggs.
Once he finds an egg, he needs to peel it in front of everyone and eat it. He gets many inquisitive looks throughout the punishment, especially when he starts pulling eggs out from the ceiling and getting the egg sweats. But, much like the toilet paper fiasco, he turns the whole thing into a joke and has everyone in attendance laughing by the end.
Crashing Through Tables
One of the punishments in season six saw Murr continuously being thrown through tables by an Olympic gold medalist. As a form of revenge, Murr orchestrated for Joe to crash through his own set of tables. Of course, he relished in the opportunity. The punishment saw Joe finding and breaking eight decoy tables throughout a restaurant.
This meant finding the tables themselves, which meant literally jumping and crashing into real tables while the diners were trying to eat. In the end, he was giving the People’s Elbow to tables from a ladder. Like we said, shameless.
It’s not the punishments; Joe goes all out on everything. One of the episodes in season two saw the Jokers scooping mashed potatoes onto unsuspecting diners’ plates and seeing how many scoops they could get on before being confronted.
Each Joker approached the challenge in different ways, and Joe’s tactic was to proudly approach the table and yell “scoopski potatoes!” while playfully throwing scoops upon scoops onto the plates. Everyone was too busy laughing and being flabbergasted to confront Joe. As is typically the case.
Sniffing Someone’s Chair
One of the most common segments of the show involves the Jokers posing as receptionists and doing silly things with the people waiting. One of the worst involved Joe. When one of the waiting men got up to use the washroom, Joe rose from his chair, walked over to the now-empty chair, stuck his nose in it, and took a long whiff.
Right in front of the other man. The other Jokers legitimately can’t believe that Joe actually did it, and neither did the random man – he gives perhaps the greatest “WTF?” look in the history of the show. It’s brilliant, horribly cringey stuff.
Creeping People Out At The Gym
The gym is a sacred place. Ironically, it’s one of the few places someone can go to and be totally alone. Exercising plus headphones is the universal sign for “leave me alone,” and everyone understands that. Everyone, that is, except Joe. In this punishment, Joe enters a gym and simply stares at people until they get uncomfortable. We’d be afraid of getting beaten up or something, but not Joe. Joe does everything without question and never breaks eye contact.
In fact, he even seems to be enjoying the punishment, as he almost breaks character on a few occasions. We don’t know how he can laugh through this…
Deflating A Balloon In A Library
One of the rarest but funniest challenges sees the Jokers making as much noise as possible in a school library without getting shushed. In one of the best instances of the challenge, Joe was asked to inflate and then slowly deflate a balloon. Of course, he has absolutely zero problem with this.
Not only does he not have a problem with it, but he stares people directly in the face when they turn to look at the source of the noise. This man isn’t afraid of anything, and he isn’t afraid to let people know that he isn’t afraid!
One of Joe’s tamer punishments saw him getting other people to apply his sunscreen. This would be torture for someone a little more socially awkward, but this being Joe, he relishes in the opportunity. He fails at getting people to touch his body…until a fan comes to talk to him.
The fan doesn’t know that they’re filming a punishment and thinks that Joe is simply relaxing in the sun by himself. He then gets the fan to apply an obscene amount of sunscreen to his body, all while trying to contain his laughter.
Stealing Baseballs From Children
You can’t say no to a punishment, but we think Joe really wanted to here. This one saw him stealing thrown autographed baseballs from children before a baseball game.
It’s easily one of the most painful punishments, as Joe gets glares from children and adults alike, and one woman even screams in his face and demands that he apologize to her. It’s probably one of the most incensed reactions in Impractical Jokers history, yet it barely even phases Joe.
If any punishment shows off Joe’s completely shameless attitude, it’s the drumline. In this joint punishment, both Joe and Q infiltrate a drum line during a basketball game.
The goal is to make them look stupid next to the professionals, but Joe’s punishment turns into a party. He can’t stop smiling and laughing, he flails the drum sticks around without a care in the world, gets in between other people, and makes exaggerated “WOO!” noises in the middle of his “solos.” He couldn’t be having a better time, -and that perfectly sums up Joe’s character.