The BFF Tour w/ Anjelah Johnson @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Treasure Island Casino
Las Vegas, NV
September 8, 9 & 10
September 15 16 & 17
Music Box at Borgata Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
San Diego, CA
San Luis Obispo
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, CA
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
Napa Valley, CA
October 13, 14 & 15
October 20, 21 & 22
NY Comedy Festival @ Town Hall
New York, NY
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
Redding Civic Auditorium
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – What’s it take to get famous as a stand-up comedian in New York City? Maybe a ton of business cards.
Jo Koy, part of Kevin Hart’s new LaughOutLoud.com site and LOL Network, shared his weird moment of fame with CBS New York this week. The Pacific Northwest native is back in New York for Hart’s new web series “Inglorious Pranksters.”FULL STORY
Jo Koy made a triumphant return to the Tonight Show on Friday night. It was his first appearance on the iconic comedy variety show since Jay Leno hosted. When Jo appeared with Leno, he was rewarded with a standing ovation from the studio audience.
Friday’s crowd also showed their appreciation for him with a huge response of applause breaks throughout his set. For Friday’s set on the Tonight Show, Jo Koy focused on a topic that is a fan favorite subject, his son.FULL STORY
It looks like a lot of us could relate to what Jo Koy a.k.a. Joseph Glenn Herbert shared in the latest video he shared on Facebook.
The Fil-Am comedian who’s long made a career out of his mixed heritage, made a joke about how his mother thinks Vicks VapoRub is the cure for everything.
“My mom raised us as if she was still in the Philippines,” Jo Koy begins the joke. “My mom cured everything with Vicks Vaporub.”FULL STORY
The next guest on SiriusXM’s beloved Unmasked series will be Jo Koy. Koy will be coming to New York City to SiriusXM’s headquarters to tape the hour with host Ron Bennington. The episode will tape on Wednesday, August 9th at 1pm in SiriusXM’s famed Fishbowl studio. Koy will be sitting down with Ron Bennington for an hour in front of a live studio audience and anyone in the New York area can request tickets.FULL STORY
Jo Koy remembers the high of receiving a standing ovation from a national television audience…
“I was holding two jobs, one from 7 a.m. to 10 or 11 a.m. at Borders Bookstore, the other from noon to around 9:30 p.m. at Nordstrom Rack. Earlier I had participated in a ‘New Faces’ segment of the Montreal Comedy Festival and no sooner had I gotten off the stage than I was approached by the talent scouts for Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show,’ ” said Koy.FULL STORY
Comedian Jo Koy has a thing for Gucci.
It’s not quite what he would call “an addiction,” but he cannot get enough of whatever Gucci is doing these days. It wasn’t always like this, though.
“It got to the point where I didn’t buy anything from Gucci, it was so ugly, and then all of the sudden, the past two years, I don’t know who the designer is over there, but he’s just got his head on straight,”FULL STORY
“I’m half-white and half-Filipino. Which means my dad was in the military,” he cheekily begins.
After a divorce, his mother raised him and his siblings alone because she was “tough – maybe a little too tough, sometimes it was borderline illegal”.
He finds a rich vein of comedy recounting his upbringing at the hands of this frugal, no-nonsense mum, who disapproved of his desire to become a comedian instead of “a nurse or a mailman”.FULL STORY
Nearly two decades ago, Jo Koy took a photo of the $1,000 check he was given for his first paid gig to commemorate he had arrived.
“I remember thinking I was done and had made it,” Koy said. “I thought to myself, ‘I’m a feature at a big-time comedy club and I’m going to start getting booked everywhere.’
“It’s six years later and I was still stacking shoes in a stock room and working other part-time jobs to pay the bills.”FULL STORY
Jo Koy grew up watching cooking shows, but what he coveted wasn’t the latest recipe for lasagna or brownies.
“I remember just going, ‘I want a kitchen like that in my house,'” the comedian, 45, said. “Well, everything I used to dream about when I was a kid that I wanted my kitchen to look like, I’ve got.”
Koy bought his modern, single story, Studio City hilltop home in 2013. “I got lucky when I found this place,” he said.FULL STORY
Comedian Jo Koy grew up looking at the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip. He imagined one day performing his stand-up comedy to huge crowds at sold out shows.
This dream became reality this past year when Koy’s comedy tour brought him back to the city he called home, and every seat in the house was filled.FULL STORY
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s vastly growing stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, that inspires humor across all boundaries.
Koy, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends. This loving support led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee house, and inspired a move to Los Angeles.
In 2005, Koy had the “opportunity of a lifetime,” when he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show.
Since then, Koy has had two highly-rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central, Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out. In 2017, Koy will be releasing his 3rd comedy special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle as a Netflix Original on March 28th world-wide.
Today, the comedian tours across the nation, and can be heard as a weekly guest on the popular podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. Koy recently joined the Podcast One family and host’s the weekly podcast, The Koy Pond. For more info on the podcast and tour dates, please visit: Jokoy.com.
Koy has also appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.
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