From appearing as a regular weekly guest on the Chelsea Lately show to filling clubs across the nation, Jo Koy has come a long way since first performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. His explosive energy, insightful jokes, and family inspired humor cross all comedic boundaries and led Daily Variety to name him one of "10 Comics to Watch".
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jo credits his mother for his comedic talent. While growing up, his mother constantly encouraged him to take part in school talent shows and present impromptu performances for his family and friends. This encouragement led to the Las Vegas coffee house, then a move to Los Angeles, and finally a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2005. He became one of a select few to ever receive a standing ovation on the show.
Since his Tonight Show performance, Jo joined Carlos Mencia's "Punisher Tour" in 2006. He has since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, BET's Comic View, Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza, and appeared in various VH1 I Love the 70's, 80's and 90's episodes. His Comedy Central special "Don't Make Him Angry" aired in January, 2009 and is now available on DVD. He is a regularly featured comedian at the world famous Improv, tours colleges nationwide, and performs at comedy clubs both in the US and internationally.
Added by thedcimprov on December 18, 2012