Featured Fil-Am Artist:Jo Koy

Let’s do some entertainment – chillout baga – stuff. Ya know what am saying? One of the fil-am dudes who has gone mainstream is Jo Koy. His comedy draws a lot from his personal experiences – his Pinay mom and the Nintendo Wii, the various mannerisms that unmistakeably describe Pinoys. The dude is hilarious. (PSSSST…. WATCH FOR THE B WORDS… NYA HAHAHAHA)

Jokoy sends the audience packing and rioting in a wave of laughter. Joseph Herbert aka Jo Koy is a second generation Fil-Am stand up comic who is best described using his own words (jokoy.com) .

With his catchy phrase, “I Love Orange Chicken,” Jo Koy continues to embark on a comedy career that transcends his goals. Recently named as one of the “10 comics to watch” of 2007 by Daily Variety, comedian Jo Koy continues to raise his fame and stature in the comedy and entertainment world. His dynamic energy on stage yet charismatic and approachable persona off it has fans hailing him as “a comic for the people.”

While on stage, he mixes a lively physical presence with full energy, sharp observational humor, and inspirational-family-based laughs. His unique energetic stand up comedy performance is a big hit with fans of all ages and racial backgrounds. In 2005, Jo Koy received his highest honor after his performance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. That night, Koy became one of only a select few ever to receive a standing ovation in the history of the show.

In 2006, Koy was part of Carlos Mencia’s “Punisher Tour” performing stand-up comedy in front of fans filling 10,000-seat arenas across the country. He also has performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Chelsea Lately, Last Call with Carson Daly and Comedy Central Presents.

Born in Tacoma , a suburb of Washington, Koy has been performing and entertaining audiences since he was young child. Koy credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. From an early age, his mother encouraged him and his sister (a singer in Las Vegas ) to take part in school talent shows and impromptu performances in front of family and friends. Koy is now far removed from the young-aspiring comedian who officially started comedy in 1994 on an open mic-night in a Las Vegas coffee house.

During the past ten years, he has starred in several TV stand-up specials from BET Comic View to Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza! He has won the Showtime at the Apollo, has performed in front of troops in the USO Tour, can be seen on various VH1 I Love the 70’s, 80′, 90’s and New Millenium episodes, AMP’D Mobile Phone commercials and received a second invite to the Montreal comedy festival – Just for Laughs, the series for which he was awarded Canada’s prestigious Gemini Award. He tours the comedy club circuits nationwide and performs internationally. Koy is a regular guest at Chelsea Handler’s roundtable discussion on E!’s Chelsea Lately and is currently filming his TV show for Comedy Central.

When he’s not on stage making people laugh or working on the production of his TV show at Dakota Pictures in Hollywood, Jo treasures spending time with his family, friends and son, Joseph.

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Featured below is a compilation of clips from his recent comedy tours. I kid you not – Jo Koy is hysterical!!! Check out his gigs below. Aitey, lets chill and LOL.

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_3O4f5smo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfPOqtnVmUY

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkbJRCYvLhI&feature=related

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxXemG19Eu4&feature=related

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joGtGQ9ixHE

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x44ZLFYzHuY

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzeCxD6Ix2E

And a gig on Latinos and Asians:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0UXWTxDiCU

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I hope that made you not just go LOL… but go… ROTFLMAO! 🙂

Cheers!

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2 comments

  1. Persona Non Grata · ·

    I like the style of Laugh Factory. They say crass, down right dirty, point fingers, call names they just laugh. Well, its laugh factory. You learn from their drift, too. The variety of demographics mix and watch, stand in line in the cold or hot weather to be ridiculed: they laugh. They learn.

  2. Persona Non Grata · ·

    That black ugly fat woman in The View is from Laugh Factory. She is an odd woman out. She should be yanked out from The View. She’s so stiff, ultra-conscious. She has very little to say. If she say something it is more religious in tone. Whenever the camera focuses on her to speak I just turn away, it makes my skin crawl and stand on end.

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