Jo Koy is a stand-up comedian who is both American and Filipino. The actor is best recognised for his appearances on Comedy Central and Netflix. He was also recognised for his role as a regular panellist on Elate-night !’s show Chelsea Lately. Jo Koy has released a number of successful comedy specials and has established himself as one of the most well-known touring comedians today.
Aside from doing stand-up specials, he rose to prominence in the film and television industries by participating in a number of films and series. He is also very active on social media, where the comic has a large fan base. He has over 1.5 million Instagram followers and thousands of fans on other social media networks.
Jo Koy was born in Tacoma, Washington, on June 2nd, 1971. Her parents, Jack and Josie, were her parents at the time of her birth. Joseph Glenn Herbert is his true name, although he is better known by his stage name, Jo Koy, which was given to him by his father when he was younger.
His father was stationed in the Philippines with the United States Air Force, and it was there that he first met Koy’s Filipina mother. They went on to get married. His mother had a career in the music industry as the manager of a Filipino rock band in the past.
After his parents divorced when he was barely 13 years old, Koy and all of his siblings were raised by their Filipina mother. Koy is the oldest of seven children. He is the youngest of three children; his older brother is named Robert, and he has two sisters named Rowena and Gemma.
Before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada, the entire family lived in Tacoma, which is located in the state of Washington. Jo began his high school education at Spanaway Lake High School and later transferred to Foss High School in Tacoma, where he graduated with his class.
After relocating to Las Vegas, he enrolled in the University of Nevada, but not long after that, Jo decided to leave the university to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian on a full-time basis. His mother Josie was the one who first recognised his comedic skill when he was growing up, and she was the one who encouraged him to participate in school talent events as well as shows put on by friends and family.
Jo Koy began his career as a professional stand-up comedian in Las Vegas in the year 1994. When he started appearing frequently on the show Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand and Casino, he began to receive some early attention for his work.
After that, he found the inspiration he needed and made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles, where he was eventually approached by a talent coordinator. After her performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jo booked out the Huntridge Theater in Los Angeles. In order to sell tickets for his comedy event, he went from door to door trying to persuade people to attend.
Jo was rapidly able to garner the attention of a variety of comedy shows, and she was offered a spot on ComicView, which is an American television comedy show produced by BET. Following that, he demonstrated his one-of-a-kind abilities, and his remarkable performance earned him a number of comedy honours. He also participated in a number of high-profile tours and projects.
He was selected for a role in the sketch comedy show Comic View for both of its seasons. After that, Jo Koy started making appearances in additional well-known stand-up comedy specials on television, such as “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!”
Jo Koy and Michael Yo, who is known for hosting shows on television, joined forces on July 23, 2012 to launch a podcast that they termed The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show. Because of the success of their podcast, not only do the two comedians continue to perform live all throughout the United States, but they are now featured as regular guests on a podcast known as The Adam Carolla Show.
Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out are two of the most well-known and highly rated comedy specials that Jo Koy has recorded for Comedy Central. Koy is widely considered to be one of the best comedians in the United States.
His third stand-up comedy special, a Netflix Original titled “Jo Koy: Life from Seattle,” was made available to users all over the world on March 28, 2017. In June of 2019, Jo debuted a new special for Netflix titled “Joy Koy: Comin’ In Hot.”
Angie King was Jo Koy’s first girlfriend, and the two of them wed not long after they started dating. On April 21, 2003, the couple became parents for the first time to a son whom they called Joseph Herbert Jr. He was born to them. Their relationship did not endure very long, and shortly after the birth of their child, they decided to end it and get a divorce.
Since then, Jo Koy has maintained a high level of discretion regarding his personal life and has not divulged a great deal of information about his past relationships. It was alleged in 2018 that Koy had been engaged to Amy Bray and then dated actress and singer Tia Carrere after they broke up. Amy Bray is a model.
Jo Koy’s Net Worth
It is anticipated that Jo Koy’s net worth would be close to $5 million by the year 2022. The stand-up comedian launched his professional career in the middle of the 1990s and has since accumulated a significant amount of fortune throughout the course of his career. Koy made the most of his money from his comedy specials and the tours and sets that coincided with them.