Impractical Jokers Season 10 - What We Can Tell Fans So Far

"Impractical Jokers" is one of the funniest shows on television, and if you aren't tuning in, you're missing out on a ton of laughs, hilarious moments, and embarrassing pranks. The show, which airs on TruTV, revolves around four longtime friends who have made it their mission to completely mortify each other while trying to win as many prank battles as possible. At the end of each episode, the person with the least amount of wins is sentenced to a brutal punishment. In the past, the punishments have been things such as skydiving, piercing parts of their bodies, and even getting surprise tattoos that another member of the team gets to pick out (via TruTV).

"This embarrassment comedy is the way we've been making each other laugh in real life and we just decided that with this show format, we could be us and put our friendship on display," star Joe Gatto told Entertainment Weekly in October 2019. "The world just basically jumped on board with that camaraderie," he added.

It seems that the guys have figured out the secret formula to success because the show has been renewed for its tenth season, which will begin airing soon.

When can fans expect to see Impractical Jokers Season 10?

"Impractical Jokers" fans were thrilled when they learned that the comedy series would be returning to television for its ninth season, which debuted in February 2021. But even before Season 9 premiered on TruTV, the show had already been renewed for a tenth season (via TV Series Finale).

No official release date for Season 10 has yet to be revealed. However, because the show has usually premiered in February or March, fans are expecting to get some news about the next season very soon.

There was a year-long break in between "Impractical Jokers" Season 8 and 9, and the COVID-19 pandemic didn't help production at all. Since the pandemic is still such a big concern in the United States, it seems fair to believe that production will take longer this time around as well. However, many of the COVID restrictions have been lifted, which will make filming Season 10 the series a bit easier than Season 9, and viewers are hoping to see the jokers back on their television screens in the very near future.

Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal always deliver the laughs

For fans who are new to the "Impractical Jokers" series, the show stars four lifelong friends Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano, per Entertainment Weekly. The foursome has been close pals for years, and after decades of friendship, they're successfully making a profit out of pranking one another.

"We went to high school together so we met in 1990 and became friends. We've been together 30 years now and we turned that camaraderie and friendship into comedy," Vulcano told the outlet. "I don't think any of us ever expected to do this and be here all these years later but it's amazing to have this job that's us messing with each other — for a long time we didn't get paid for that!"

In addition to their popular television series, the guys — who are also known on stage as the comedy group The Tenderloins — have also created an "Impractical Jokers" movie, headed out on multiple comedy tours, and have even participated in a cruise with their fans. "I gotta tell you, we didn't plan for that! The fans of our show deserve all the credit in the world. We just put out what it seems the fans wanted to get," Quinn said. "It wasn't a conscious business decision on our part to be like, let's brand ourselves and try to sell that. It was more of a response to what people wanted."

What's in store for Season 10 of Impractical Jokers?

"Impractical Jokers" fans have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to the hilarious comedy series. Sal, Joe, Murr, and Q have a knack for surprising and delighting viewers each season and have continued to shake things up with risky punishments, gut-busting games, inventive pranks, and of course some special guest stars. Longtime viewers know that *NSYNC member Joey Fatone has become a staple on the show, and that the guys seem open to working with other famous fans as well (via Billboard).

Brian Quinn previously told the outlet that his friendship with Fatone happened because his co-star Sal Vulcano often makes fun of his Superman tattoo on their podcast. Eventually, the duo found out that other stars such as Shaq, Bon Jovi, and Fatone also have Superman tattoos. Since that time, the Jokers have interacted with all three like-minded stars. "We've gotten to meet Shaq — he's an amazingly nice guy. Bon Jovi's a fan of the show — his family has come to set to hang out and watch it. And Fatone's become a friend," Quinn admitted.

The sky is the limit when it comes to "Impractical Jokers" Season 10. It's possible that fans will see the biggest punishments, funniest pranks, and maybe even a guest star or two show up when the series finally returns. Until that time, the series is currently available on streaming sites like HBO Max and Hulu.

How will Joe Gatto's departure impact Season 10?

In January 2022, Joe Gatto announced that he would be leaving the "Impractical Jokers," and fans were stunned. The fan favorite comedian took to social media to share the sad news that he and his wife had split, and that he planned to focus on co-parenting their children, per Page Six. "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,'" Gatto said.

"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," he continued. "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." 

While fans were disappointed to hear that Gatto would be leaving the group, it seems that Season 10 will still feature all four Jokers (via Life and Style). Since the show has likely already filmed Season 10, it seems probable that Gatto will appear in the newest episodes.

Will the show continue without Joe Gatto?

Page Six reports that Joe Gatto's "Impractical Jokers" co-stars, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, and James Murray shared a joint statement on their social media accounts following the news of Gatto's exit from the comedy group. The co-stars shared their love for Gatto while revealing that they still planned to continue on with the show despite his surprising exit. "Hi everyone, so here we are ... After all these years together, we never imagined making 'Impractical Jokers' without Joe," the statement read. "While we are saddened to see him go, we want to keep making people laugh, keep our relationship with the 'Impractical Jokers' fans going, and keep working with the members of our team that we consider family."

The statement hinted that the now-trio would be back to film another season without Joe. Meanwhile, some fans are hoping that Gatto's exit is a joke or simply part of a "punishment" for the show (via Life and Style). Either way, viewers are hoping to see Gatto return to the series at some point in the future.