About Jo Koy
You may have seen some of his stand up specials popping up here and there on Netflix, but this man has been an important figure in the industry since 1994. Jo Koy has honed in on his craft to perfection, making all audience members crying with laughter. Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Jo Koy!
Jo Koy is a Filipino American comedian. His rise in success is from his appearances on The Adam Carolla Show, where he would do impressions. His family jumped around due to his father being in the Air Force. Jo eventually enrolled to the University of Nevada, but dropped out to focus on stand-up comedy.
Jo Koy, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert, adopted the name based on a nickname his family gave him as a child. His aunt would call him "Jo Ko", meaning " My Jo". He thought she was pronouncing the word as "Koy" and the name stuck ever since.
Everything about the beginning of his stand up career to even the material he uses today can be accredited to Jo's mother. From encouraging Jo to perform in talent shows, Jo gained the confidence to make comedy his life and he eventually moved to Los Angeles.
Jo's first show was in 1994 in Las Vegas. This led to him landing a regular spot on Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Hotel and Casino. He was even going door to door at one point to sell tickets to his shows at Huntridge Theater.
Stand up isn't the only game Jo Koy plays in. He has starred in TV specials including Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!, I Love the 70's, 80's, 90's, and New Millenium episodes. He became a regular guest at E!'s Chelsea Lately.
Jo Koy tours extensively to perform stand up. He is also seen as a weekly guest on the podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. He even took on his own podcast called The Koy Pond. Don't Make Him Angry and Lights Out are comedy specials that went on to become highly rated. Koy's Netflix specials are a glrand slam as well. They include Jo Koy: Live from Seattle and Jo Koy: Comin' in Hot.
On stage, Jo is an absolute blast. From the second he appears out of the curtains, audience can tell what an amazing show this will be. He is energetic, witty, great at impressions, and has clearly tweaked and edited his material to be the best that it can be. Jo Koy shows are in high demand. Grab your Jo Koy 2020 tour tickets now, you won't regret it!