• Biography

Jo Koy is known as a Filipino American stand-up comedian. He is most famous for his comedy specials and his panel appearances on Chelsea Lately.

Background (Family & Sisters)

Joseph Glenn Herbert was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington. He experienced childhood in a Filipino-American family unit. At the point when he was just 10 years old, his father deserted the family, leaving his mom, Josie Harrison to raise him and his siblings without anyone else. In his future comedy career, Jo would consistently pay tribute to his Filipino mother and compliment his Filipino upbringing. He has two sisters whose names are Rowena Hebert and Gemma Herbert. His brother, Robert Hebert was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Career

Jo Koy is a professional stand up comedian who has toured all over America. His regular appearances on Chelsea Lately and the Adam Carolla Show introduced his charm to the hearts of many. One skill that made him appeal to fans of the Carolla show where his various impressions from P.F. Chang's greeter to a furious cabbie. The comedy shows further expanded his fan base and reach all through the nation.

Koy's comedy career commenced in 1994 at a comedy club in Las Vegas after which he moved from open mic night to a regular spot on the show Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. When he showed up on BET's ComicView, he started to rise in his comedy career.

In July 2012, he partnered with the comedian and TV host, Michael Yo to start a podcast. The podcast has been a successful outlet for the two comedians. On March 28, 2017, his career arrived at another high stature as his third comedy special, "Jo Koy: Live from Seattle" was broadcast on Netflix. This is something he has called as one of the pivotal turning points of his career. Having sold out 11 shows at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, and broken records at the ShoWare Center in Seattle, Jo Koy has been enjoying a great stretch in his career.

Relationships (Son, Wife)

Jo Koy is extremely private when it comes to his love life. He never mentions the real name of his lovers when he talks about them in public interviews. Jo Koy has only one child from his past relationship with Angie King. His son, Joseph was born on April 21, 2003. There was some gossip that Jo Koy was in a relationship with a popular actress, Tia Carrere of Wayne's World fame but the rumors were quickly shot down because of their age difference.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Jo Koy's net worth is estimated to be 1.5 million dollars.

Date Modified: Oct 14, 2019

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