Joseph Glenn Herbert, commonly known as Jo Koy, was born in the United States and is bald and hilarious. His principal stand-up topic is Filipino quirks, and he rose to stardom somewhat late in life. He broke all records in 2017 by selling 23,000 tickets to his gigs. At Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, eleven shows were totally sold out. He now has over 19 lakh Facebook fans and over 9 lakh Instagram followers.
On June 2nd, 1971, Koy was born in Tacoma, Washington. His father is from the United States, and his mother is from the Philippines. Koy’s family lived in Spanaway at first, but then relocated to Tacoma. Koy’s family relocated to Las Vegas after he graduated from high school to be closer to his elderly grandma. Koy went to Spanaway Lake High School before transferring to Foss High School in Tacoma. He was a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but he dropped out. Koy revealed an anecdote about how he obtained his stage name – in 1989, his aunt affectionately referred to him as Jo Koy “In Tagalog, “o” indicates “my,” so he misunderstood it for “koy” and went by the moniker Jo Koy.”
In 1994, Jo Koy dropped out of university to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian and joined a Las Vegas comedy club. He then moved on to open mic night at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s event Catch a Rising Star. He also leased the Huntridge Theater and began performing there, when he was discovered by a Los Angeles-based ability facilitator, who offered Koy his first TV break on BET’s Comic View. Jamie Fox Presents: Laffapalooza! is one of Koy’s TV stand-up specials. He has been on VH1’s Love the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Tru TV’s World Dumbest and New Millennium episodes, Amp’d Mobile phone ads, and the Just for Laughs Montreal comedy festival. He has appeared in over 100 episodes of EChelsea !’s Lately, where he is a regular guest on Chelsea Handler’s roundtable discussion. Jo Koy had an appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show in 2005. On July 23, 2012, he launched The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show, a podcast he co-hosted with comedian and TV broadcaster Michael Yo. He began hosting The Koy Pond, a weekly podcast, after joining the Podcast One family. Comedy Central’s Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out are two of Koy’s most popular comedy shows. With the introduction of Netflix, his third comedy special, Jo Koy: Love from Seattle, which was released on March 28, 2017, shattered all records and made him a household name, he became a household name. He founded the Jo Koy Foundation in addition to his contributions to the entertainment industry. On August 4, 2009, it organized a charity comedy event dubbed the “Charity is illary. The event took place in the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in the center of Citywalk in Universality, CA, with all revenues going to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Jo Koy is very close to his mother, and he credits her for his “Pinoy” comedy. She is, in fact, his best muse, as she frequently appears in his jokes. The anecdotes he crafts around his mother have enchanted audiences, from her heated duel with her grandson during a video-game session to her belief that “Vicks Vapor Rub” cures practically anything. However, Koy has been “coy” about his personal life and relationships. Nonetheless, his social life suggests that he has a busy dating life, which he keeps under wraps at all times. He has a son named Joseph, but he has never revealed anything about his wife. He has referred to her as his “ex-wife” and “son’s mother” on his shows. While he has been seen with a number of women, media speculation that he was dating Tia Carrere was just for a short time. However, the speculations came to a halt because neither party acknowledged the other. In one of his interviews, he stated that because of his status and sort of work, committing to long-term relationships is tough for him. He also likes to keep his son away from these unfounded dating rumours, which explains his firm stance on staying quiet about his special lady.
Jo Koy, who was born on June 2, 1971, is 50 years old today, February 9, 2022. He stands 1.93 meters tall and weighs 50 kilograms.
Jo Koy has a net worth of $2 million as of February 2022. He is one of the most well-known stand-up comedians, and most of his performances have been a tremendous hit. He is the only comic to sell out six gigs at San Francisco’s The Warfield. He had four sold-out gigs in a row at Winnipeg’s Club Regent Event Centre. In 2019, Koy broke the record for the most consecutive sold-out gigs for a comedian by selling out five nights at the San Diego Civic Theatre. He also became the first and only comedian to sell 17,00+ tickets at the Brea Improve in a single year.