and was one of the select few comics to receive a standing ovation.
Since then, Koy released two highly rated specials on Comedy Central, “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.” In 2017, Koy released his third comedy special, “Jo Koy: Live from Seattle” as a Netflix Original.
Starting out in a coffeehouse in Las Vegas, the Washington state native quickly made a name for himself and is now a top live attraction. It hasn’t hurt to have the support of people like Chelsea Handler and Adam Carolla from an early stage, either.
He’s made the transition from Las Vegas coffeehouses to an upcoming eight-night run at Honolulu’s 2,180-capacity Neal S.
In an era of Trump-isms, with the president tweeting comedic material almost hourly, Koy said he’s not taking the bait.
It was with her encouragement that Koy participated in local talent shows and impromptu performances, before inspiring a move to Los Angeles.Jo Koy has come a long way from his beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house.Today, Koy sells out shows across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy on-stage.The city told Koy he broke a Honolulu record for a single performer’s ticket sales at the Blaisdell with over 23-thousand sold.Honolulu issued a proclamation that November 24, 2017 was Jo Koy Day, and it moved the comedian to tears.