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Impractical Jokers

Reality Show

Impractical Jokers
Impractical Jokers

Hidden cameras are used in the American reality show Impractical Jokers, which features improvisational aspects. Four friends exchange a string of awkward and stupid dares. Any of the four who refuses to accept a challenge loses and is punished.

Early Phase Of Impractical Jokers

Formation of Show

Joe Gatto, Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, and Sal Vulcano are four close friends who went to Staten Island, New York’s Monsignor Farrell High School. Gatto, Murray, and Vulcano established the live improv and sketch comedy troupe The Tenderloins in 1999.

When Quinn replaced former Tenderloin Mike Boccio in 2006, they shifted to producing more online comics. The Tenderloins earned the $100,000 top prize in NBC’s It’s Your Show competition that year.


The pilot episode of a scripted sitcom was shot in 2008 for Spike TV, however, a second season of the show was not ordered. On April 12, 2011, eight months prior to the show’s debut, TruTV made the formal announcement of Impractical Jokers, which was originally supposed to be dubbed Mission: Uncomfortable.

However, Joe Gatto said on Instagram on December 31, 2021, that he will be quitting Impractical Jokers after nine seasons. Soon after, Quinn wished Gatto well on behalf of Murray and Vulcano and assured him that Impractical Jokers will continue in 2022 without him.

Challenge Style

Before each challenge, the Jokers give a brief description of their location and the task at hand. The actor pulling the prank usually has an earpiece on, while the other actors have a microphone stashed away. Cameras are set up close by yet hidden to capture the action.

Usually, a city park, store, or another public area in or around New York City serves as the challenging location. The challenge specifications are the same for each Joker participating in the round. If they are incapable of performing their duties, The Joker assigns them a failing grade.

Eventually, at the conclusion of the episode, the Joker who has gotten the most “thumbs down” is punished. One cannot argue against the penalties without running the risk of being disqualified from the tournament. The penalties are always more embarrassing, humiliating, unpleasant, painful, frightening, or lethal than any of the previous tasks.

Impractical Jokers | Social Media

Facebook: 8.4M Followers

Twitter: 903.8K Followers

Instagram: 1.8M Followers

Impractical Jokers | Net Worth 2022

The Impractical Jokers have an estimated net worth of $28 million, or $7 million for each member. According to reports, the cast gets paid $50,000 per episode. Moreover, they frequently tour the US.


James “Murr” Murray – $7 Million

James Murray has obtained various acting roles in addition to Impractical Jokers and a position with NorthSouth Productions. In TV shows including Bones, MacGyver, and Down to Business, Murray has appeared.

Sal Vulcano – $7.5 million

Before beginning a career in comedy, Sal earned a finance degree from St. John’s University in 1998. “The Full Cup,” a bar that unfortunately shut its doors in 2016, was under his temporary management.

Brian Quinn – $7 million

Despite not being a founding member of The Tenderloins, Q has been more well-liked by the audience. Prior to the show, he worked as a firefighter for seven years. Brian is currently connected to many podcasts.

Joe Gatto – $7 Million

Gatto is an improv comic who attended Monsignor Farrell High School and was raised in the Staten Island district of New York City (seasons 1–9). He finished his education at Long Island Post University and received a degree in accounting. Joe founded the comic troupe Tenderloins in 1999, and from that time until the beginning of 2012, he worked for the baby products firm Giggle.

Quick Facts

  • Genre: Reality, Hidden camera, Cringe comedy, Black comedy
  • Directed by: Peter Fowkes, P. J. Morrison, Andrew Hood
  • Starring: Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto
  • Narrated by: Drew Patterson, Bill St. James, Erik Falcon
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language: English
  • No. of seasons: 9 (Moving on to season 10)
  • No. of episodes: 231


Which Practical Joker has the most wealth?

Sal Vulcano seems to be the wealthiest joker having $7.5 Million.

Who divorced, practical jokers?

After eight years of what seemed to be a perfect and happy marriage, Joe Gatto and Bessy Gatto are splitting.

What is Joe Gatto doing right now?

Gatto co-hosts the podcast Two Cool Moms with Steve Byrne, where they tell stories about their fantastic mothers when they were kids and offer advice to the listeners that they think their mothers would give.

What do you think?

Written by Aoife Jacobs

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