“Impractical Jokers” is an American reality show that uses a hidden camera to record a film about bizarre dares from its cast. It’s made up of a comedy troupe called “The Tenderloins.” The catch is about competing with a series of dares and earning the most favorable response.
The group is composed of Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, Brian “Q” Quinn, and James “Murr” Murray. A cast member is called a “joker.” The person who gets the most number of thumbs down gets to be punished.
The catch is about doing something that the other members would command. It’s typically an embarrassing act done in public. If a cast refuses to do the dare, then he gets to lose.
A covert camera records the actual footage of the dare. It’s a comedy series that describes four lifelong buddies trying to embarrass themselves for graphical stupidity. It’s purely about improvisation without a standard script.
Before being famous on the reality TV show Impractical Jokers, four lifelong friends created a comedy troupe called “The Tenderloins” back in 1999. They lived in Staten Island, New York where they enrolled at Monsignor Farrell High School.
Together, they stood their ground as one of the best comedy troupes that led them to win NBC’s “It’s Your Show” competition. The prize was $100,000. Soon thereafter, they are seen having their television show.
A few years later, the group tried filming for Spike TV, a scripted sitcom. However, the show was not able to go to series after filming its pilot episode. But, on April 12, 2011, TruTV announced the upcoming release of “Impractical Jokers.”
At that time, it was called “Mission: Uncomfortable” before its release in eight months. The show made its debut on February 21, 2020. This made a revolutionary twist in terms of prank TV.
Opposite to the typical public victims, the show targets the cast to embarrass themselves. Thus, hitting the pitch from other people’s view. The pilot episode was recorded using only the casts’ iPhones.
The “Impractical Jokers” demand the cast to perform a series of challenges in public areas. It’s usually done within New York City’s park or store. The cast playing the act usually wears an earpiece while others dictate the challenge.
Multiple hidden cameras are set up on-site to record the happenings. Each joker competes with the same criteria. The one that gets the least thumbs up is the loser. A loser performs another challenge, a more humiliating, embarrassing, disgusting, dangerous, scary, or painful one.
Currently, there are 8 seasons on the “Impractical Jokers.” The first season has 16 episodes while its succeeding seasons have an average of 26-31 episodes. The team is still working on its 9th season and other specials.
Their last show was on March 5, 2020, before they stopped filming. Whether there’s an upcoming season or not, that remains to be seen. As of now, there’s no official statement when we will see the team back in the game. Nevertheless, they’ve filmed more than 200 episodes in the past 8 seasons with 37 episodes for specials.
In 2021, the “Impractical Jokers” won the Best Comedy/Game Show at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The series also has an IMDb rating of 8.4/10, a good score to compete with other reality TV series. As such, many fans love their gist of making a real-life comedy show with the cast as targets.
It gathered so much attention that people became fond of watching the series. Fans are excited about new episodes. There’s no doubt that this comedy game show will be loved by many.
Together, all four members of the “Impractical Jokers” accumulated an estimated net worth of $28 million. An amount gathered through years of hard work and success.
Impractical Jokers Total Net Worth
Let’s take a sneak peek at each member’s earnings to find out the estimated net worth of the group. Here’s a list of each member’s contribution to the overall net worth of the “Impractical Jokers.”
Aside from his contribution to the “Impractical Jokers,” Sal Vulcano is currently credited with two podcasts. The first one is “The Tenderloins Podcast” and the second, “What Say You?” His podcast with The Tenderloins is available on iTunes and its website.
On the other hand, “What Say You” started in 2013 where he hosted along with fellow Tenderloin, Quinn. That same year, it won at the Stitcher Awards as the Best New Show. As for his net worth, an estimated $7 million is recorded. This includes his earnings as a producer, actor, and podcast host.
Back in 1999, Joe Gatto started to earn money when he co-founded the comedy troupe “The Tenderloins.” The group became famous and started to earn profit from their shows. As such, they continued their career and made the comedy game series “Impractical Jokers” and earned lots of cash.
Aside from being a member of the famous comedy troupe, Joe is a known American comedian, writer, and producer. To date, his current net worth is an estimated $7 million.
Brian Quinn is one of the founding members of the comedy troupe “The Tenderloins.” The group later transitioned into making a reality comedy series called “Impractical Jokers” which captured the people’s attention. But aside from that, Brian was also part of “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” and a co-host of “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!” with its weekly podcast.
As of today, Brian has an estimated net worth of about $7 million. This is inclusive of his earnings as an actor, producer, and comedian.
Like the other members, James Murray became famous as a member of the comedy troupe “The Tenderloins.” Their series “Impractical Jokers” made them more famous. As such, it allowed James to earn cash.
Currently, an estimated net worth of $7 million is recorded on James’ stash. This includes all his earnings as a producer, comedian, and TV personality.