What’s the punchline over scrubbing of ‘Impractical Jokers’ episodes?

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There’s loads of humorous enterprise happening.

Hidden-camera comedy collection “Impractical Jokers” lives on, however some cringe-y episodes have been scrubbed on TruTv and HBOMax.

And it seems to have coincided with the announcement that one of the former members, Joe Gatto, was leaving the four-buddy comedy group.

“Soon after Gatto’s departure, a number of episodes of the TruTV series were reportedly removed from streaming, and it’s not exactly clear at the moment why the changes happened,” according to Cinema Blend.

The scrapped episodes embrace storylines the place Gatto rubs individuals on a therapeutic massage chair and kisses unsuspecting strangers at a mall, the leisure web site mentioned.

The episodes that includes Gatto in “compromising situations” — titled “Bull Shiatsu” and “The Dream Crusher” — have additionally been faraway from each TruTV’s web site and HBO Max, according to Paste Magazine.

TruTV wouldn’t deal with the episode intrigue.

The quiet scrubbing got here round the similar time Gatto introduced over New Year’s weekend his exit from the in style comedy troupe and the breakup of his marriage.

The embattled star in an old promotional photo.
The embattled star in an outdated promotional picture.
TRUTV

“I just wanted to let you all know that I will no longer be involved with ‘Impractical Jokers,’” he wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

Gatto, 45, attended Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island along with his three cohorts — Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn and James “Murr” Murray — they usually went on to carry out as the wildly in style “Tenderloins” for over a decade.

Last week, TruTV issued a terse assertion to The Post: “After 10 years, Joe Gatto will no longer be a part of the ongoing Impractical Jokers universe. We look forward to continuing to work with our longtime partners Sal, Murr and Brian.  Production starts on Impractical Jokers next week, with new episodes airing in the Spring.”

The Post reported earlier this week that Gatto’s estranged 39-year-old spouse, Bessy Gatto, was spotted on Long Island without her wedding ring.

Gatto, nonetheless, shouldn’t be laying low. He kicks off an 11-gig comedy tour subsequent week in Wisconsin.

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