In some sad news, Joe Gatto tonight announced he will no longer be a part of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” series. In an Instagram post, he mentioned parting ways with his wife and needing to focus on being a better parent. You can read his full statement below.
Best of luck to Joe, “Impractical Jokers” is my favorite comedy series on television and nothing is close. I can’t imagine the show without him, but we’ll see what happens.
Fellow “Joker” Murr spoke on the The Domenick Nati Show about the show earlier this month. He confirmed season 10 was in the works and said there would be “many more seasons” after that. (that news is courtesy of Cheetsheet).
This page has been updated with a response from “Joker” Sal below.
Sorry in advance for the long and more-serious-than-usual note below, I just wanted to let you all know that I will no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers.
Alongside my friends, I’ve devoted a decade of my life to building this franchise and couldn’t be prouder of what has been accomplished. However, due to some issues in my personal life, I have to step away. Bessy and I have decided to amicably part ways, so now I need to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two incredible kids.
Outside of my family, my relationships with Murr, Q and Sal have been the most important in my life. I know they will continue to make the world laugh. And even though the four of us are the ones who you all see, this show is only possible due to the hard work of the talented crew members who work behind the scenes. I am very thankful to have worked with each and every one of them.
To all of the amazing fans, thank you for allowing me to make you laugh with Jokers. They say that laughter is the best medicine, and I hope I’ve been able to provide some of that over the last decade. Seeing you laugh has been my own medicine, particularly in these weird and difficult times we find ourselves.
As I work through the challenges I am facing, I hope to and am excited to create new ways to entertain you.