THE TENDERLOINS - ABOUT US
From left to right, the Tenderloins are Brian Quinn, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano. From right to left, Sal, Joe, James and Brian. From the middle out, James, Joe, Brian, Sal.
The Tenderloins are the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTV’s hit show, Impractical Jokers. They are currently touring nationwide with “The Tenderloins LIVE” show, a mix of stand-up, stories and insight into the making of Impractical Jokers. The next installment of the IJ series, presently filming, is set to air Summer, 2013.
Natives of Staten Island, New York – Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn met while attending high school, and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999.
After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy shows in theatres, clubs and festivals across the country, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches. At the height of MySpace’s popularity, The Tenderloins were ranked #1 out of over 120,000 comedian accounts.
They went on to win the $100,000 grand prize of NBC’s “It’s Your Show”, a sketch comedy competition show, hosted by Carson Daly. A single-camera, scripted sitcom pilot with Spike TV followed, based on the guys' real lives. They have also had pilots with A&E, TBS, CMT and VH1, as well as their own independently produced sitcom pilot, which was an official New York Television Festival selection.
Don’t start none and there won’t be none.