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‘Impractical Jokers’ star Joe Gatto performs stand-up at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 26

‘Impractical Jokers’ star Joe Gatto performs stand-up at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 26
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From a press release:

It was announced today that improvisational comedian, actor, and producer Joe Gatto, best known for the hit television shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index,” will perform stand-up live at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Dec. 26.

In 1999, he co-founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe with his “Impractical Jokers” co-stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano. Competing to embarrass each other while being filmed by hidden cameras, they have been making TV audiences laugh since 2011, reaching a 200-episode milestone in 2020. “Impractical Jokers” is a Top 5 comedy on cable and truTV’s longest-running and top-rated original comedy.

The group has toured with a live version of the show to sold-out crowds across the world, including legendary arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London. They came to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year and The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2017; they also did two back-to-back shows at the Kirby Center in 2016.

Gatto, who left “Impractical Jokers” after nine seasons at the end of 2021, is a co-host of the “Two Cool Moms” podcast and has appeared on many other hit podcasts, including “This Past Weekend” with Theo Von, “What a Joke” with Papa and Fortune, and “Life Is Short” with Justin Long. Additionally, he has been interviewed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Conan,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Causes that are close to Gatto’s heart include anti-bullying and the rescuing of shelter pets. He happily supports the “adopt, don’t shop” movement and published “The Dogfather: My Love of Dogs, Desserts and Growing Up Italian” in 2020.

The 46-year-old comic loves spending time with his two children and his ever-growing pack of rescue dogs, affectionately known as the “Gatto Pups.”

Doors at the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.75, $49.75, and $59.75, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Kirby Center box office, online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.