Staten Island-born improvisational comedian, actor, and producer Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr. was born June 5, 1976. The Tenderloins—Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn—were his comic group. On December 15, 2011, TruTV premiered Impractical Jokers, starring him and the Tenderloins.
Joe Gatto left Impractical Jokers for What Reason?
After nearly a decade on truTV’s prank show, Joe Gatto, 45, revealed on New Year’s Eve 2021 that he would leave.
Gatto remarked, “Alongside my friends, I’ve committed a decade of my life to establishing this business and couldn’t be prouder of what has been done.”
However, personal problems need me to leave. I need to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two amazing kids now that Bessy and I have peacefully split.
What did Have Joe’s Co-Stars say About His Departure?
Despite Gatto’s departure, Impractical Jokers will air the ninth season.
The group told People that filming without Gatto was “difficult” before the season debut.
Vulcano told the media source, “We’re performing the program with for almost 10 years, we’re friends for 30 years so it was terrible to lose him.”
“We didn’t want to see him depart, but we had to give him his space… We still chat to him and miss him.”
Quinn said, “He’s our boy.” “We adore him.” He’s ours. It’s just that he wanted to go.
On April 2, 2022, Impractical Jokers will premiere Season 9.
What Did Viewers Think of Joe’s Departure?
Fans flooded Gato’s message with support after his stunning statement.
One follower said, “Thank you Joe for making me laugh on the days were it seemed hard to find something to chuckle about.” “You’re such a stand-up man and I hope your next adventure of life offers you serenity and happiness.”
Others said they’ll miss him and what he contributed to the show.
“After all these years together, we never envisioned doing ‘Impractical Jokers’ without Joe,” Quinn said on Instagram for himself, Murray, and Vulcano.
We’re sad to see him depart, but we want to keep making people laugh and working with our family. With our fans’ backing, we’ll start a new “Impractical Jokers” chapter in January.”
Who are Joe Gatto and the Impractical Jokers?
Italian-American Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr. was born on Staten Island.
After finishing college, Gatto regrouped with Vulcano, Murray, and Quinn to form The Tenderloins, an improv and sketch comedy troupe.