Jan 4 & 5
Bob Carr Theater
Peoria Civic Center
Comedian Jo Koy has been a name in the industry since the early 1990s, but says that his career didn’t truly ‘pop’ until Netflix bought his self-produced special, ‘Jo Koy: Live from Seattle.’ He takes a break from his highly-successful ‘Break The Mold’ world tour to talk about the comedy business with Cheddar.FULL STORY
Talking about his phenomenal success — the on-going world tour, the recent Just for Laughs’ “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” honor, his upcoming animated series — Jo Koy keeps saying “I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it.”
But he does believe. He believes in himself and his comedy, which is why he decided to take his destiny into his own hands and produce his own one-hour comedy special.FULL STORY
Comedian Jo Koy continues to charm and entertain his ever-growing fan base with constant touring, a weekly podcast and new comedy specials. And he may be the nicest person CULTURE has ever met! The veteran comic greets everyone with an enormous hug, a smile and infectious positivity.FULL STORY
Carolines on Broadway owner Caroline Hirsch isn’t the only one celebrating a milestone at the 15th Annual New York Comedy Festival in November. Jo Koy, the Filipino-American stand-up comedy giant who hails from the Pacific Northwest, also has something to celebrate come Friday, November 9, when he performs at the historic Beacon Theatre.FULL STORY
Live on Chatter: More on Barry Jenkins’ Followup to Oscar-Winning MoonlightFULL STORY
Comedian Jo Koy knows that if you want to get it done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.
The longtime comedian is embarking on his Break the Mold Tour, a nod to the DIY ethos of one of the country’s most successful Asian-American comedians. Koy has sold out an astounding 11 shows at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, and broken records at the ShoWare Center near his hometown of Seattle, where he launched his 2018 run with back-to-back sellouts.FULL STORY
Comedian Jo Koy reveals how his mother feels about his career, the way he made his stand-up special and talks through teaching his son to shave!FULL STORY
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Comedian Jo Koy returns to Honolulu on Saturday, November 24th at the Blaisdell Arena to tape his next stand-up special.
Tickets for the general public will go on-sale on Friday, May 18th at 10am HST, and the Jo Koy Fan Pre-Sale will begin on Wednesday, May 16th with the password: SPECIAL.
In November 2017, Koy set a record with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets sold at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.FULL STORY
TruTV is trying its yearly hand at producing an animated series. In this case, it’s in collaboration with comedian Jo Koy, according to Deadline:
At the center of a fractured, patched-up, multi-racial, dysfunctional family is comedian Jo Koy: a guy who just wants to be a good son, a better dad, a decent brother, and a solid ex-husband. Oh, and maybe get his career and dating life on track if his family would just leave him the hell alone.FULL STORY
Turner’s truTV is adding its original comedies roster.
The network unveiled its 2018-19 programming slate ahead of next week’s 2018 Turner Upfront event at Madison Square Garden. In doing so, truTV has greenlit of Tacoma FD (working title), a new scripted series from Super Troopers’ Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme about a fire department in the wettest city in America. Also joining the slate are two new pilots — a comedic medical advice show created by Ken Jeong and an animated project from Jo Koy, both of which are currently in development.FULL STORY
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out theaters and arenas across the world with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.
In November 2017, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets sold. Celebrating this accomplishment, the mayor’s office in Honolulu proclaimed November 24th as “Jo Koy Day.” Koy is also the only comedian to sell out 6 shows at The Warfield in San Francisco, he broke the attendance record at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg with 4 sold-out shows, and is one of the few acts to sell-out 2 shows at The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. In July 2018, Koy was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Today, the comedian tours around the world and is currently on his Break The Mold World Tour. He can be heard as a weekly guest on the popular podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. He also hosts the weekly podcast The Koy Pond with Jo Koy on Podcast One. Additionally, Koy can be seen on the Kevin Hart’s LaughOutLoud.com as the host of Inglorious Pranksters. For more info on the podcast and tour dates, please visit: Jokoy.com.
Later this year, Koy is confirmed to film his 2nd Netflix Original stand-up special at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, and will also be seen co-starring alongside Brandon Routh and Donna Murphy as “Vladimir Lenin” in the upcoming live-action film Anastasia.
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 released his 3rd stand-up special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle as a Netflix Original.
Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Spike TV’s Adam Carolla & Friends Build Stuff Live, Celebrity Page TV, VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, Sean In The Wild, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.
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