Brian “Q” Quinn is one of the stars of the massive hit TV show, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 10th season on truTV, Q and lifelong friends Sal Vulcano and James “Murr” Murray (a fourth friend and member of the show, Joe Gatto, departed from the show last year) “compete to embarrass each other,” with hilarious results. It’s wildly popular because it doesn’t force you to think, and it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.
At the age of 36, Q was working as an FDNY fireman in Staten Island, New York, but then something incredible happened: Impractical Jokers was born and it took off like a rocket. It quickly became truTV’s highest-rated show, and it’s one of the most successful comedies on cable TV. After using all his available leave time from the fire department, Q was faced with a dilemma: stay with the FDNY, work his 20 years and retire with a pension, or leave his career behind to continue with the show?
In this episode, Brian Quinn talks about his career as a fireman, the tough decisions he faced when Impractical Jokers became successful, and some of the hilarious experiences he’s had as a star of the show.
Featured image credit: truTV/Warner Bros. Discovery
Second Act Stories theme music: “Between 1 and 3 am” by Echoes
Episode title credit: Amanda Loduca (from Facebook group: It’s an Impractical Jokers thing, you wouldn’t understand, created by Dawn Marie).
For more about Impractical Jokers, visit them at www.trutv.com/shows/impractical-jokers
One thought on “Brian “Q” Quinn’s Impractical Career Shift: Fireman to Funny Man”
Q is the best. I didn’t listen to the podcast yet but he’s got a great podcast since before the show started call tell em Steve Dave. thanks for shining the light on him.