RHONJ’s Joe Gorga Says He Was Scammed After Actor Brad Garrett Calls Him Out


RHONJ’s Joe Gorga admits to Las Vegas comedy show scam after actor Brad Garrett publicly called out the Bravo star.

On Tuesday night, Bravo star Joe Gorga got publicly called out by Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett on Instagram.

A promo for Joe Gorga’s comedy show in Las Vegas was floating around social media when Brad Garrett caught wind of it.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband was set to headline a night of comedy at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 5th. The comedy event was to be hosted by Brad Garrett and feature special guest Frank Catania as well as comedian Jaclyn Marfuggi. Joe Gorga was promoting ticket sales on social media and even had a payment link in his Instagram bio.

RHONJ star Joe Gorga’s Instagram page promotes link to fake comedy show.
RHONJ star Joe Gorga’s Instagram page promotes a link to his fake comedy show.
Website selling tickets to Joe Gorga’s fake comedy show.
Website selling tickets to Joe Gorga’s fake comedy show.

However, it turns out this event is one BIG SCAM.

On Instagram, Brad Garrett called out Joe Gorga and insisted that this comedy show is NOT REAL.

“ALERT!! This is NOT AN ACTUAL Show at my club, and people are being scammed to buy tickets via a fake link,” Garrett said in his post on Instagram. “So @joeygorga, @jackynmarfuggi wtf?! No one knows who you folks are in the comedy world, nor are you working at my club. Remove these ads immediately. Geez. And @catchnewjersey has nothing to do with this as well.”

After Brad’s Instagram post began making its way around social media, Joe Gorga addressed the controversy on his Instagram Story and admitted his team had been duped.

The RHONJ husband said:

“Guys, this is regarding the comedy show. We’re here practicing for Magic Mike. And we just got the news. So someone reached out from Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club to my manager [and] set up a contract. It’s a complete scam. There was a ticket link. People bought tickets. Don’t worry, your money’s gonna get returned. “

Melissa Gorga interjected, “I can’t believe it. Like, so there was nobody from Brad Garrett’s comedy club? This was a complete scam. Everyone was scammed, you too.”

“I got scammed. I’m still in shock you. I couldn’t believe it,” Joe added. “But listen, it is what it is. Nobody got hurt, you know? Don’t worry. I will see you at BravoCon. Make sure you come to [the] Magic Mike Show. “

Joe Gorga and his rep insist the Bravo star had no idea the show was fake until they saw Brad Garrett’s Instagram post on Tuesday.

“It was coming from a fake Brad Garrett,” a rep for Gorga shared in a statement to Deadline. “Joe’s attorney was scammed. They even had signed contracts in place.”

The RHONJ star’s rep added that Joe “is very disappointed as he was looking forward to performing” and wants it to be known that “everyone who purchased tickets will be receiving their money back.”

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