Jo Koy Net Worth

Jo Koy Net Worth

Jo Koy Net Worth

Updated on October 21, 2022 17:14 PM by Emily Hazel

Who is Jo Koy

On June 2, 1971, Koy entered the world in Tacoma. His Filipino mom was married to an American dad. Originally from Spanaway, Koy's family eventually settled in Tacoma. Koy and his family relocated to Las Vegas after he graduated from high school so that he could take care of his sick grandma.

First enrolling at Spanaway Lake High School, Koy eventually transferred to Tacoma's Foss High School. He had signed up to study at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas but never finished. As Koy explained, he chose the moniker "Jo Koy" because he misunderstood his aunt's affectionate nickname for him, "Jo Ko" (where "ko" means "mine" in Tagalog). This happened in 1989.

Jo Koy’s life

Joseph Glenn Herbert, as Jo Koy, is a famously bald comedian and has a dry sense of humour. He had late-in-life success, and the peculiarities of Filipino culture are often the focus of his stand-up routines. His 2017 show totals of 23,000 ticket sales were a record. The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu sold out of tickets for eleven performances. He now has over 19,000,000 Facebook fans and over 9,000,000 Instagram followers.

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What is the net worth of Jo Koy?

Jo Koy is a stand-up comedian who was born in the United States but raised in the Philippines. He has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Jo is one of the most well-known comedians now working in the touring circuit because to his several critically acclaimed stand-up specials.

Early Life

Jo Koy, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert, was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington. His American father was stationed in the Philippines with the US Air Force when he married Koy's Filipino mother, who worked as a manager for a Filipino rock band. When Jo was 13, his parents split up, and from then on, his mother raised all of her children by herself. Soon after he finished high school in Tacoma, Washington, his family moved to Los Vegas. The family moved to Los Vegas so that Jo's sick grandmother could be close to them. Jo's stage name is a nickname his family gave him when he was a child. Jo gives his acting and comedy skills to his mother, and he often talks about her in his comedy shows. His mother pushed him to take part in talent shows at school and to put on shows for his family and friends on the spot.

Jo went to the University of Nevada–Las Vegas for his first year of college. But he decided to drop out of school to focus on his comedy career full-time.

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Different phases of a career.

In the middle of the 1990s, he started his career as a stand-up comedian in Las Vegas. He first gained widespread attention when he became a regular performer in the show "Catch a Rising Star" at the MGM Grand. This motivated him to start a new life in Los Angeles. After his performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jo rented the Huntridge Theater and began selling tickets to his own stand-up comedy gigs by going door to door in the neighborhood. After that, he received an invitation to appear on the "Comic View" show on BET. After that, he went on to win a number of comedy prizes and to give performances as a part of a variety of high-profile tours and programs. He has been a guest on "Comic View" during both of its seasons. After that, the comedian went on to star in other stand-up comedy specials for television, some of which include "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!" Jo has been featured on multiple episodes of "I Love the '70s, '80s, and '90s" that air on VH1, and He was the winner of the Showtime at the Apollo competition.

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Host of "The Koy Pond"

On "Chelsea Lately," he frequently participated in roundtable discussions. For the season, he appeared in over a hundred episodes. Koy was one of the few comedians to ever receive a standing ovation after performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Koy is a frequent guest on "The Adam Carolla Show." He is the host of "The Koy Pond" on PodcastOne. He has appeared on "New Millenium" and "World's Dumbest," both on Tru TV. After winning the coveted Canadian Gemini Award at the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Koy was invited back for a second time. When Koy was on Carlos Mencia's Punisher Tour, he performed stand-up comedy in front of audiences as large as 10,000 people at venues around the country. Jo and TV personality Michael Yo began their podcast, "The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show," on July 23, 2012. The comic still makes appearances on "The Adam Carolla Show" podcast every week and tours the United States.

Prestigious Aspen Laugh Festival

Koy's two Comedy Central specials, "Don't Make Him Angry" and "Lights Out," were both critically acclaimed and seen by millions. On March 28, 2017, his third stand-up special, "Jo Koy: Life from Seattle," premiered as a Netflix Original around the world. Koy returned to Netflix in June 2019 with a new special titled "Joy Koy: Comin' In Hot." On the final night of the prestigious Aspen Laugh Festival in February of 2019, Koy performed two concerts at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. Koy and Netflix presented a new comedy special titled "Jo Koy: In His Elements" on June 12, 2020. Filipino American comedians, DJs, and the B-Boys were featured in the show.


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