Impractical Jokers premiered on truTV on December 15, 2011, and has now broadcast nine seasons and various specials.
“Hey, Everyone. 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,” his statement began.
“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,” he continued.
“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. Much love, Joe,” he concluded.
According to a statement provided to TMZ by the remaining cast members Murray, Quinn, and Vulcano, they will continue with the program.
“While we are saddened to see him go, we want to keep making people laugh, keep our relationship working with the members of our team that we consider family. With the support of our fans, we’ll get back to making a new chapter of ‘Impractical Jokers’ in January.”
Reactions to Joe Gatto Part Ways With TruTv Series
me: 2022 will be my year— Reed (@Rejilliken) January 1, 2022
joe gatto: *leaves impractical jokers*
me: there's always 2023
joe gatto leaving the impractical jokers is the equivalent of zayn leaving one direction— alyssa (@lyssdefillipo) January 1, 2022