No more scoopski potatoes: What happened to Joe on Impractical Jokers? (2023)

Impractical Jokers is a comedy series that’s been running since 2011. Murr, Q, Sal and Joe have spent the past decade basically tormenting the US public with their pranks and viewers can’t get enough of it. The hidden camera show has seen the comedians pull off some of the most ridiculous jokes including staredowns with strangers, skydiving punishments and more.

Thanks to the show’s four cast members, viewers are often in fits of laughter each season. However, in 2022, a special supersized episode featured Eric Andre, but not Joe Gatto. So. what happened to Joe in Impractical Jokers? Let’s find out where the scoopski potato master is…

Joe Gatto leaves Impractical Jokers

Due to his personal life, Joe Gatto decided to step away from Impractical Jokers at the end of season 8.

In an Instagram post from January 1st, 2022, Joe revealed that he would “no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers“.

Speaking of his time on the show, Joe added: “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.

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What happened to Joe Gatto on Impractical Jokers?

When it comes to the reasons behind Joe Gatto’s departure from Impractical Jokers, he also wrote in his January 1st Instagram post that he and his wife had split up.

He wrote: “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.

Joe and Bessy had been married for eight years and share a young son, Remington and daughter, Milana.

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Joe is sorely missed by his fans and friends

One-quarter of the Impractical Jokers disappearing from the show certainly doesn’t go unnoticed and many of Joe’s fans took to Twitter in April 2022 to comment on his absence.

One person tweeted: “This is definitely a new chapter for the show and it’ll never be the same without Joe Gatto but I’m grateful for new episodes and excited!

Another tweeted: “Watching Impractical Jokers without Joe Gatto is just sad“.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Sal Vulcano spoke of how hard it was to do the show without Joe: “We’re doing the show together [for] almost 10 years, we’re friends [for] 30 years so it was tough to lose him… We didn’t want to see him go, but we had to give him his space … We miss him and we love him, we still talk to him all the time.

Joe is now one half of the Two Cool Moms podcast alongside Steve Byrne which sees the pair give: “…maternal advice to listeners“.

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What happened to Joe Gatto from Impractical Jokers? ›

Joe Gatto has quit Impractical Jokers because he wants to focus on his personal life as a father after his separation from his wife.

Did Bessy leave Joe? ›

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."

Why did Joe not return to Impractical Jokers? ›

On New Year's Eve, Joe Gatto announced on Instagram that he will be “no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers.” Gatto cited issues in his personal life as a factor in his decision to leave the Tenderloins comedy troupe as he now needs to “focus on being the best father and co-parent” to his children after his ...

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Will Joe Gatto ever come back? ›

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Why did Joe leave impractical? ›

Impractical Jokers fame, Joe Gatto announced his departure from Impractical Jokers back in February 2022. The actor claimed that he had to focus on being a great father to his daughters after he and his wife Bessy ended their marriage.

Are Bessie and Joe back together? ›

For those “Impractical Jokers” fans hoping for a Joe/Bessy reconciliation, sorry to burst your bubble, but the two are not getting back together.

Did Joe have a falling out with the jokers? ›

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joe Gatto's unexpected departure from “Impractical Jokers” shocked fans, but fellow “Joker” James “Murr” Murray said there is no bad blood between Gatto and the group. Gatto announced he was leaving the hit truTV show on Dec.

Did Joe Gatto return to Impractical Jokers? ›

Why Joe Gatto is not on Impractical Jokers. Joe is not a part of Impractical Jokers anymore as he has exited the show for good.

Why wasn t Joe in season 9 of Impractical Jokers? ›

Why did Joe leave Impractical Jokers in the first place? He wanted to focus on his family, so no one faulted him for leaving. But Gatto's exit destroyed the truTV series' successful formula as the remaining Season 9 episodes without Joe were a total failure.

Does Brian Quinn have a wife? ›

Lives alone. Has 3 cats" from the result of a triple punishment on Impractical Jokers. Quinn suffers from depression, and has been very open about his struggles throughout the years.

Will there be a replacement for Joe Gatto? ›

For them, it was easy because Gatto is simply “irreplaceable.” “He's irreplaceable, so we didn't even try to replace him,” Murr told the outlet. “That's the idea, since he's such an integral part of the show, he can't be replaced, he won't ever be replaced. There will never be a fourth member like that.”

Did Joe Gatto get married? ›

Three years after Bessy relocated from California to New York to live with Joe, the duo tied the knot in 2013. They welcomed their daughter, Milana Francis, in 2015 and their son, Remington James, in 2017. In November 2019, the comedian gushed about his family in a loving tribute inspired by the holiday season.

Why did Joe Gatto split from Impractical Jokers? ›

On New Year's Eve, Joe announced on Instagram that he was stepping away from “Impractical Jokers” due to “some issues in my personal life.” “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.

Did Joe split from Impractical Jokers? ›

Later that month, Joe confirmed that his breakup led to him dropping out of Impractical Jokers ahead of season 10. “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,” he wrote via Instagram at the time.


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