Sal Vulcano is an improvisational and stand-up comedian, an actor, and a producer. He is best known as a member of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins and for starring in the television series ‘Impractical Jokers.’ His successful career in the entertainment industry means that Sal Vulcano’s net worth is now reportedly $7 million. Here is how the comedian achieved his wealth.
Sal Vulcano’s Early Life
Salvatore Vulcano was born in Staten Island, New York City, on November 6, 1976. He attended Monsignor Farrell High School and was a member of the school’s improvisational club. It was there that he met his friends and future members of the Tenderloins Joe Gatto, James Murray, and Brian Quinn. Sal Vulcano has admitted that they only went to the club as they thought it would improve their chances of meeting girls. Vulcano has a degree in finance from St. John University.
His Early Career
After leaving high school, Sal Vulcano and his friends from the improvisational club went their separate ways to attend different colleges. However, after graduating from college after many years without seeing each other, the four young men reunited. After Vulcano was reunited with Murray, Gatto, and Quinn, they began practicing their improvisational skills at Gatto’s home. They called themselves The Tenderloins and began touring as an improvisational and sketch group in 1999. Next, they began posting videos of their comedy sketches on various online platforms, including MySpace, Metacafe, and YouTube. They have since accumulated millions of views of their sketches online. In 2007, the comedy troupe entered the NBC competition ‘Your Show,’ performing a sketch called ‘Time Thugs.’ They won the competition, of which the grand prize was $100,000. Not only did winning the show increase their profile, but it also gave them the cash they needed to improve their careers.
Sal Vulcano’s Television Career
Although The Tenderloins began performing together professionally in 1999, they did not appear on television until 2011, when they landed their own series on TruTV called ‘Impractical Jokers.’ All four members of The Tenderloins star in the hidden camera reality show, which also had improvisational elements. The series aired for the first time on TruTV on December 15, 2011. It attracted more than 32 million viewers in its first season. In addition to airing on TruTV, the series occasionally airs on TBS. The series is now in its ninth season, with the first episode airing on February 4, 2021. It has also been revealed that the series has been renewed for a 26-episode tenth season.
The success of ‘Impractical Jokers’ as a television series has led to the creation of the full-length feature film, ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’. Production of the film began in April 2018, and it was theatrically released in February 2020. It was a low-budget film made on just $3 million, and it grossed $10 million at the box office. Although the film has a fictional storyline, all four members of The Tenderloins play themselves in the movie. They also co-wrote the film, along with Chris Henchy, who directed and co-produced the movie. Henchy is best known for his creative collaborations with actor Will Ferrell.
The main television series also led to several spin-off shows. The first of these was ‘Jokers Wild,’ which aired for the first time in September 2014. It differed from ‘Impractical Jokers’ in terms of the skits’ style. Instead of interacting with people, the skits had a storyline. Unfortunately, the series was not popular, and it was canceled after just four episodes of the six-episode first season. ‘Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes’ is another spin-off series. The first episode aired in July 2016. The series showed skits that had already been aired on television, but they had pop-up facts and behind-the-scene stories to go with each sketch.
Another spin-off is ‘Impractical Jokers: After Party,’ which is hosted by Joey Fatone. In this series, the Jokers take part in various challenges, along with special guests. It was aired for the first time in 2017 and was originally filmed in The Flagship Brewing Company, which is a bar in Staten Island. However, when the series returned in 2018, filming took place at The Mailroom Bar in Lower Manhattan. The most recent spin-off series was ‘Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party.’ The comedy troupe created the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, as they could not film their regular series. The series revolves around the Jokers having video chats while eating dinner and having special guests visit them. The first episode aired in May 2020, and the final episode of the first season aired in January 2021.
Sal Vulcano is currently involved in two podcasts. The first is The Tenderloins Podcast, which began in April 2012 and is available via both their official website and from iTunes. His second podcast is ‘What Say You?’ He hosted this occasional podcast along with Quinn in 2013. In the same year, it was named the Best New Show at the 2013 Stitcher Awards. Due to the success of this podcast, a friendly competition began between the other members of The Tenderloins who were not involved in this venture. Murray and Gatto launched their own podcast in competition.
Sal Vulcano’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sal Vulcano’s net worth is $7 million. He has predominantly made his money through being a member of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins. However, he has also made money as an actor, a producer, and from hosting podcasts.
His Personal Life
Sal Vulcano is not married and does not have children. An interesting fact about Sal Vulcano is that he has a tattoo of Jaden Smith on his thigh that he had done as punishment on ‘Impractical Jokers.’ Another interesting fact is that he has several phobias, including fears of cats, heights, and germs. Also, he is an ordained minister, and he officiated at Joe Gatto’s wedding.