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Joe Gatto announces departure from Impractical Jokers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Joe Gatto has left Impractical Jokers. The show will continue with Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, and James Murray. 

Gatto made the announcement on social media on New Year’s Eve. It’s not clear if the show taped episodes with him before this announcement. 

Joe Gatto with his family at a happier time in their lives (Photo by Joe Gatto/Instagram) 

He said that he’s leaving the show due to a split with his wife Bessy. He said he has to turn his attention to being a father to his two children. 

“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,” Gatto said on Instagram. “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.

“Outside of my family, my relationships with Murr, Q, and Sal have been the most important in my life. I know they will continue to make the world laugh. And even though the four of us are the ones who you all see, this show is only possible due to the hard work behind the scenes. I am very thankful to have worked with each and every one of them.” 

Gatto was involved in several sports punishments on the show. One notable sports moment was when he had to dress down to his boxers at a Philadelphia Soul game in 2016. 

Another is when he had to get signed baseballs from Noah Syndergaard before a New York Mets game. During that taping, Gatto used a young girl to get a signed baseball before her mother went after the star on the show.

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She demanded that Gatto give her daughter the baseball and he did before the episode ended. 

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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