‘Impractical Jokers’ To Return With Eric Andre Special After NCAA Men’s Final Four On April 2
André will be the first of multiple celebrity guests to join the three original Jokers for Season 10.
Impractical Jokers, TruTv’s ever-popular prank show, is going big with its first episode since longtime star Joe Gatto announced he was leaving the comedy troupe.
Turner’s TNET announced that it will air an Impractical Jokers special across all three of its networks–TBS, TNT and TruTV–that will feature Bad Trip star Eric André pulling pranks with Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray and Sal Vulcano.
The Eric André episode will air on Saturday, April 2 directly following the NCAA Men’s Final Four. It will mark the first time that the beloved TruTV show has aired at the same time on its other networks, Deadline reports.
André will be the first of multiple celebrity guests to join the three original Jokers for Season 10, which is scheduled to air this summer.
On New Year’s Eve, Gatto shocked fans of the show when he announced on his Instagram page that he was leaving Impractical Jokers after nine seasons due to personal reasons.
“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,” wrote Gatto in his lengthy post.
“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,” he noted about his truTV co-stars Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn and James “Murr” Murray.
“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 of the talented crew members who work behind the scenes. I am very thankful to have worked with each and every one of them.”
“To all of the amazing fans, thank you for allowing me to make you laugh with Jokers,” Gatto continued. “They say that laughter is the best medicine, and I hope I’ve been able to provide some of that over the last decade. Seeing you laugh has been my own medicine, particularly in these weird and difficult times we find ourselves.”
“As I work through the challenges I am facing, I hope to and am excited to create new ways to entertain you,” Gatto concluded.