Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated Netflix special, Comin' In Hot, Jo Koy is flourishing as one of the best performers in entertainment. As one of today’s most in-demand comedians, he sells out theaters and arenas around the world, and has been breaking ticket sale records with his infectious and explosive energy on-stage. In 2018, Koy was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 2019, the comedian reached No.1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle.
Koy rose to the heights of comedy from humble beginnings. He grew up in Tacoma, Washington the son of a Filipino mother and an American father. Koy was inspired by the likes of Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams so from a young age, Koy knew he wanted to pursue a career in comedy. “I knew by the time I was 11 that I wanted to be a stand-up comedian for a living,” he said. “I knew I wanted to be on stage making people laugh.” Koy’s comedy is inspired by tales from his own life. “I like to stay in that genre. I like to talk about my family, I like to talk about me, my son, my mom — that's my pocket. So if I'm gonna offend anyone, it'll be mostly me,” he told CNN Philippines.
Koy is already one of the most successful comedians on the planet, but he is not going to stop there. In addition to his set of Netflix specials and selling out venues all over the map, Koy also hosts The Koy Pond, a popular comedy podcast and he is set to produce an animated show on TruTV partly based on his life.
As Koy prepares for his Chase Center debut, check out some reviews about the powerhouse comedian’s previous stops on his Just Kidding World Tour.
“Add in an actual appearance from his son, Jo Koy yielding the stage to three local stand-up acts to do sets prior to his own, and more tales about how proud he is to be Filipino, the night then becomes an endearing show that's unique in how it manages to feel new -- showing off his flair for observational comedy -- yet at the same time familiar --a 'singer' whose hits you just can't tire of.”
Time Out Dubai:
“Koy, who started out performing at a Las Vegas coffee house, now has shows around the world using material inspired by his family. And for very good reason, as each joke had crowds erupting in laughter.”
“The comic touched upon a number of subjects including different parenting styles, going to therapy, family grudges and relationship advice. Promising new material that differed from his specials, he succeeded on all counts.”
Jo Koy will continue to entertain audiences with his personal brand of comedy as he makes his way to Chase Center for a pair of shows on Thursday February 13 and Saturday on February 15.