The stars of the truTV hit shows “Impractical Jokers” and “Nitro Circus” collaborate live this Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 to 10 p.m. with death-defying, high-flying stunts and a few laughs between.
Comedians, and best friends since high school, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn, and James “Murr” Murray join forces with “Nitro Circus” for the first time as fans decide who gets punished via Twitter and Instagram. These impractical jokers go on the hidden camera series to participate in a bunch of awkward and outrageous challenges, ending with the loser of the show paying the ultimate price created by the winner(s). These punishments are often the most hilarious parts of the show, from Murray having two consecutive prostate exams to Vulcano’s terrifying encounters with a haunted house and corn maze.
Gatto, 40, the boldest and only married man of “Impractical Jokers,” highly enjoys the fame. “My life is great, I truly am fortunate. I love being able to hear about how I’ve been able to influence people’s life with comedy,” he said. So that makes me feel good. And meeting all the fans while I’m on the road is a lot of fun too. There are some really great people out there.”
Gatto also explains the story of how this hysterical show came about. After high school, these gentlemen formed a comedy troupe called the Tenderloins and performed live in New York City. Gatto, Murray, Quinn, and Vulcano turned their attention over to television and one day, Gatto and Murray suggested “Impractical Jokers” while eating lunch at their apartment. Now, they are in the process of filming season 6 and the show’s increased popularity throughout a 5 to 6 year span is mind-blowing.
Although a family man, Gatto might be the most courageous out of his crazy friends of over two decades. “We all have limits, mine are just set further back. I definitely couldn’t call my wife a pig in blanket. The boys got me on that one,” he said. “But there’s not much I won’t do to make those guys laugh at the expense of embarrassing myself.”
There are plenty of surprises in store for this season finale spectacular, including Gatto running with his “out of shape body” for charity.