Who are Impractical Jokers?
Impractical Jokers is a hidden camera reality TV series, that began on TruTV on the 15th of December 2011, produced by North-South Productions. The show involves a group of four men, also known as The Tenderloins, the members of which are Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Salvatore ‘Sal’ Vulcano and Joseph ‘Joe’ Gatto. In the show, they come up with pranks for one another, which they then have to put on passersby in front of hidden cameras. The show is still ongoing.
How It Began
Their Rise to Glory
While at first they only performed at improvisation comedy festivals, the group later switched their focus to filmed comedy sketches. Their fifth unmentioned member before this time was Gideon Horowitz, who had left the group for unspecified reasons. After Mike Boccio also decided to leave The Tenderloins, Brian Quinn finally joined the fold, and thus The Tenderloins were set in place. In 2006, they began uploading their videos to YouTube, Myspace and Metacafe, through which they were eventually able to garner a large number of fans. Subsequently, they decided to enter NBC’s “It’s Your Show” contest in 2007, where they ultimately took the $100,000 prize home with their comedy sketch entitled “Time Thugs.” When this is combined with their online success, it makes-up the resume of an overall impressive and popular comedy troupe.
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The Tenderloins Show
After their popularity boost, they were eventually spotted by Spike TV, which offered them a contract for a scripted comedy pilot based on their personal lives. This was supposed to start “The Tenderloins” show, but eventually nothing happened, as although the pilot was shot on various locations on Staten Island and in other parts of New York City, Spike TV eventually gave up on the idea. The Tenderloins actually shot another pilot for the 2009 New York Television Festival, which was also never turned into a show.
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The Impractical Jokers Show
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What Makes Them Special
Unlike most pranksters who come up with their own ideas, Impractical Jokers come up with ideas for one another, which sets them apart from everyone else. One of the four is placed in a situation in a public place (e.g. a worker at an ice-cream stall), while the other three tell them what he needs to do on the fly, as they can both see and hear him, as well as communicate with him through a tiny undetectable earphone.
The Tenderloins Radio Show
Murray and the other three members recorded their first radio episode, “The Tenderloins Radio Show”, in early 2017, which premiered on SiriusXM Radio on channel 94 – also known as “Comedy Greats ”- on the 17th of August in the same year. The episodes are an hour’s length, and feature the group’s prank calls as well as their spoken and typed answers to e-mails from their fans. The show airs on 6PM on Thursdays, while the re-runs are every Friday at 11AM.
What is Impractical Jokers’ Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Impractical Jokers are, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of their accumulated wealth is over $2.5 million, while their current annual income unknown. Specifically, James Murray has the largest net worth of over $1 million, while Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn have a net worth of approximately $500,000, and lastly, Sal Vulcano has a net worth of close to $400,000.