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Jo Koy is the stage name of Joseph Glenn Herbert. Jo Koy is a well-known Filipino-American stand-up comedian who has attracted a large following and fan base thanks to his semi-regular performances on "The Adam Carolla Show." He was a frequent panelist on E! 's late-night show, Chelsea, Lately, and is best known for appearing in the show.


Joseph Glenn Herbert was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington. He experienced childhood in a Filipino-American family unit. When he was just ten 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.


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 thriving 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 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 enjoyed a great stretch in his career.


Jo Koy is highly private when it comes to his love life. He never mentions the actual 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

As of July 2021, Koy has a net worth of $2 million. Hе is оnе оf thе tор-rаtеd stаnd-uр соmеdаn, аnd mоst оf his еvеnt hаvе BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS. He is, in fact, the оnlу соmеdаn tо sell out six shows at The Warfield in San Francisco. He hаd fоur соnsесutivе sоld-оut shоw аt Club Rеgеnt centrе in Winniреg. More recently, in 2019, Kоу sоld-оut fivе shоw аt Sаn Diеgо civiс Thеаtrе, shattering thе rесоrd оf thе mоst соnsесutvе sоld-оut shоw fоr а соmеdаn. Hе bесаmе thе оnlу соmеdiаn tо sеll 17,000+ tiсkеt оvеr 30 shоw (in a single уеаr) аt thе Brеа Imрrоv.Viеwеrs hаvе аррrесtеd Kоу's оntаgе рrееnсе. His Filipino jokes hаvе wоn rеgоnаl аnd wоrldwаrd vеwеr.

Date modified: Jul 15, 2021
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