How old are the Impractical Jokers?

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Interestingly, all the Impractical Jokers are 45 years old, turning 46 this year, as the four comedians and reallife friends, met at and attended the same high school.

Impractical Jokers is the candid, camera and skit reality format show that first premiered in 2011 on truTV.

The series is anchored by the four real-life friends and comedian group, The Tenderloins, consisting of Joe Gatto, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, and Sal Vulcano.

The Tenderloins are currently all 45 years old, turning 46 years old at different times in 2022. The first of the formation to turn 46 years old this year was Q, whose birthday was on Monday, 14 March 2022.

The comedians being the same age is not surprising, as they all met in high school.

What is Impractical Jokers?

Impractical Jokers is truTV’s flagship series which first premiered on the channel in 2011. The show is the brainchild of the hosts, and it is produced by NorthSouth Productions.

The show has proven so successful for the channel that in 2020, they expanded the franchise with the release of Impractical Jokers: The Movie.

The premise is, “Comedians Joe Gatto, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, and Sal Vulcano are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera.”

However, the upcoming tenth season will not see Joe Gatto return to the show, due to personal matters.

How old are the Impractical Jokers?

The Impractical Jokers, consisting of Joe Gatto, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, and Sal Vulcano, are all the same age. They were all born in the same year, at different times in the year.

Therefore, this year all the Impractical Jokers are turning 46 years old. At the time of writing the article, all but one of the comedians have not turned 46 years old, and that is Q.

The oldest of the group, Q was born on 14 March 1976. Therefore, on Friday, 14 March 2022, he officially became the oldest.

The rest of the birthdays in order are, Murray on 1 May 1976, Joe on 5 June 1976, and Sal 5 November 1976.

The four met while attending Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, New York, and formed the live improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, in 1999. They then started their show in 2011.

Name Date of Birth
Brian Quinn 14 March 1976
James Murray 1 May 1976
Joe Gatto 5 June 1976
Sal Vulcano 5 November 1976

Fun Fact: Impractical Jokers could have been Mission: Uncomfortable

After forming their sketch comedy troupe, Joe, Murr, Q and Sal went on to have success as a travelling act. They won the $100 000 grand prize in NBC’s It’s Your Show competition, which was the beginning of their television journey.

Initially, the show was meant for Spike TV, as the 2008 pilot was shot for the channel. But in 2010, truTV announced the imminent arrival of the show, initially meant to be called Mission: Uncomfortable.

No reason was given for the change in name, but Murray spoke on the format of their show, explaining, “We needed to find the right format… thing is, we’ve been doing this for years, but when it’s on camera, the embarrassment is amplified.”

Why did Joe leave Impractical Jokers?

On New Year’s Eve of 2022, Joe Gatto announced that he would not be returning for the upcoming tenth season of the show.

Moreover, he explained his reasoning, sharing, “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.”

He added, “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.”

Sal, Q and Murr on Joe’s exit from Impractical Jokers

After Joe shared his own touching post on his exit from the series, Sal, Q and Murr shared a joint statement, which in part bid farewell to their friend, writing, “After all these years together, we never imagined making Impractical Jokers without Joe.”

Going onto to add, “While we are saddened to see him go, we want to keep making people laugh, keep our relationship with our Impractical Jokers fans going, and keep working with members of our team that we consider family.”

The show is set to return with a special episode on Saturday, 2 April 2022 following the NCAA Men's Final Four. The first guest host will be Eric André.

Final thoughts

Impractical Jokers has been a source of laughter, with some of the funniest candid camera pranks on cable television since its first season in 2011.

The show has been anchored by real-life friends and comedians Joe Gatto, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, and Sal Vulcano.

The four friends met in high school and were all born in the same year, 1976. Therefore, all four comedians are turning 46 years old in 2022. The only one to have already reached the milestone is Quinn, who turned 46 years old on Friday, 14 March 2022.