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Jo Koy is a Filipino-American origin standup comedian from Tacoma, a suburb of Washington, US. Koy began his career in 1994 at a comedy club in an open mic-night in Las Vegas. His real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert and his stage name "Jokoy" comes from the Filipino word which means "joker". Soon after his mic-night appearances, Koy moved to "MGM Grand Hotel and Casino" signature show "Catch a Rising Star", where he became one of the most appreciated comedians. Later on, Koy went on a door to door mission to sale his show tickets in the "Huntridge Theater" that he had rented.
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Jo Koy made his very first television appearance after he was spotted by a talent coordinator from Los Angeles. His first TV appearance was in the show "BET’s Comic View". Koy has been in the Comic View for two seasons. Since then Koy has starred in various standup comedy shows such as; "Showtime at Apollo", "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza", "Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest", "VH1 I Love 70’s, 80’s, 90’s" and various episodes of "New Millennium". Koy has also appeared in TV commercials for "AMP’D Mobile Phone" and has appeared twice at "Just for Laughs", a comedy festival, which has been the winner of Canada’s Gemini Award .
Joy Koy gives the credit of his ultimate fame and recognition to his mother. Since his childhood, she encouraged him and his siblings to take part in school/college events and talent shows and to perform in front of family and friends gatherings; hence he started performing on stage at a very young age. All her efforts have resulted in his success in the field of comedy and his sister’s success as a singer in Las Vegas.The biggest memorable event of Koy’s career is when in 2005, he received a standing ovation from the audience at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". Jo Koy is among the very few artists who have received such a huge appreciation in the history of the show. In 2006, Koy took part in Carlos Mencia’s "Punishers Tour" and performed in front of a crowd of 10,000 people. The fans came pouring in from across the country to watch him live on stage. He has also been in the shows "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Jimmy Kimmel Show".
Jo Koy is a "featured comedian" at the "Laugh Factory," a world famous comedy club in Hollywood, California. The Laugh Factory was inducted in "Guinness Book of World Records" in 2010 as the continuously longest running standup comedy show ever, with a record of 80 hours. Koy has also initiated the headline acts for Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, Dave Chappelle and Carlos Mencia .Joy Koy has kept his fans laughing and loving him through his energetic live performances and his never ending and evergreen jokes. His personal favorite phrase, which he often uses, is "I Love Orange Chickens". In 2007, Koy was listed among the "10 Comics to Watch" by Daily Variety . He is often a guest at the "E!’s ‘Chelsea Lately’" show.
Jo Koy's energy level on stage is highly impressive and during his acts, he uses both verbal and physical techniques to entertain his crowd. The key to his success is his natural way of comedy and ability to hit everyday lives of a common man. Jo Koy is also the founder of "Jo Koy Foundation" which recently held an event by the name of "Hilarity for Charity" in which Koy performed himself, along with various surprise guest appearances. The ticket money is all donated to "The Children’s Hospital of Orange County". Koy has captivated his fans for more than a decade, and continues to tour internationally, traveling from country to country spreading laughter among people. If you want to catch the laughter too; watch Koy live on stage, for that, grab your Jo Koy tickets now!
Jo Koy is a famous American standup comedian who has amused thousands with his antics and his original routines that are quite unlike those of any other comedian. He has been performing since 1994 and has today garnered a fan following that few comedians can boast of. Jo Koy hails from Tacoma within the state of Washington and he has been active since 1994; he has risen from meager beginnings to become one of the most sought after comedians with his performances featured jam packed audiences. He counts as influences Eddie Murphy and Bill Cosby amongst others and has risen to become just as successful and famous as his idols. Today, he is one of the featured comedians touring on the college circuit across America and can be seen performing live at many clubs across the US. He is also well known as part of the popular TV show, Chelsea Lately, which airs on E!.
After graduating from high school, Jo Koy studied at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. While studying in college, he began performing at comedy clubs in Las Vegas and was soon seen as one of the regular performers on the Catch a Rising Star show occurring at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Hardly some time had passed that Jo Koy began to rent his own venues and started perform his own custom shows; the first venue he rented was the Huntridge Theater and he even went out to sell tickets for his shows. While performing live, he caught the attention of a talent coordinator who landed him a role in Comic View on the BET channel. From then onwards, it was just a matter of time that he had his own specials and appeared on Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!, VH1 I Love the 70's, 80's, 90's, New Milleniuim, Tru TV's World's Dumbest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central. In awards, he has won the Gemini Award and Showtime at the Apollo Award making him a comedian to be seen live through Jo Koy Tickets.