Jo Koy

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Jo Koy

Jo Koy

Jo Koy is a popular Filipino-American stand-up comedian. Jo Koy has recently grown in popularity because of his semi-regular appearances on “The Adam Carolla Show.” Joseph Glenn Herbert goes by the stage name Jo Koy.

He was a regular panelist on EChelsea, !’s Lately, and is best recognized for his presence on the show.

Early life and Childhood

Jo Koy was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington, United States. He is currently 49 years old.

Joseph Glenn Herbert is his full name, while he is his nickname. His astrological sign is Gemini.

His father was white and his mother was Filipino, hence his nationality is American and his ethnicity is Filipino European-American Descent.

Jo was born and raised in Tacoma.

As a military child, he lived in a variety of places, including Misawa, Japan, and the Philippines.

However, he considers Seattle to be his home because his father retired there.

Rowena Hazel Cook and Robert Herbert, his older siblings, as well as his adopted sister, Gemma Herbert Simmons, grew up with him.

Joseph’s parents split when he was 13 years old, which was unfortunate.

Education Details

Before moving to Foss High School in Tacoma, Jo Koy attended Spanaway Lake High School.

Koy enrolled in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but dropped out in 1994 to join a stand-up comedy club in Las Vegas and pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.

Professional Career

In 1994, the youthful and vivacious comedian began his stand-up career at a Las Vegas comedy club.

Then he went from open mic night to a regular place on the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s show Catch a Rising Star.

He hired the Huntridge Theatre after his performance there and went door to door selling comedy show tickets.

Jo was discovered by a savvy Los Angeles coordinator, who booked him his first television appearance on BET’s Comic View.

In addition, the comic has performed in numerous TV stand-up specials such as Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza! and Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza! Jo Koy has received the Showtime at the Apollo award, performed in front of troops on the “USO” Tour, and been featured in episodes of VH1’s I LOVE THE 70s, 80s, and 90s, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest and the New Millennium, and Amp’d Mobile phone ads.

Similarly, Koy has been on more than 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest.

In addition to Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, he has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Midnight with Chris Hardwick, World’s Funniest Fails, VH1, The Joy Behar Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jo now travels all throughout the United States. Jo Koy: Life from Seattle is a Netflix Original and is Koy’s third comedy special.

It was released internationally on March 28, 2017. Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot, a Netflix special, was released on June 12, 2019.

Similarly, on the closing night of the Aspen Laugh Festival on February 23, 2019, he performed two shows on stage at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO.

Aside from comedy, on August 4, 2009, The Jo Koy Foundation held its first big philanthropic event, “Hilarity For Charity,” a stand-up comedy show including Koy and special surprise comedic guests.

The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Citywalk, CA hosted the event, and revenues from ticket sales were donated to The Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Net worth and Salary

According to Forbes, Jo Koy is a net worth of $1.5 million as of April 2021.

He is one of the top-rated stand-up comedians, and most of his shows have been a big success.

More Facts of Jo Koy

Full Name Joseph Glenn Herbert
Born Date 02 Jun 1971
Age 49 years
Horoscope Gemini
Lucky Number 8
Lucky Stone Agate
Lucky Color Yellow
Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
Gender Female
Profession Stand Up Comedian
Country USA
Height 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Marital Status divorce
Net Worth $1.5 million
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Bald
Birth Place Tacoma, Washington
Nationality American
Ethnicity Filipino-American
Education Spanaway Lake School, Foss High School
Father Military man in the Air Force
Mother Josie Harrison
Siblings Three(Robert Herbert, Rowena Hazel Cook, and Gemma Herbert Simmons: adopted sister)
Kids One (Joseph)
Facebook Joseph Glenn Herbert Facebook
Twitter Joseph Glenn Herbert Twitter
Youtube Joseph Glenn Herbert Youtube
Instagram Joseph Glenn Herbert Instagram
Personal Web Joseph Glenn Herbert Personal Web
IMDB Joseph Glenn Herbert IMDB
Wiki Joseph Glenn Herbert Wiki

Relationship Status 

Jo is a man who is straight. After only a few years of marriage, he divorced. He has kept his wife’s identity a secret.

The name of Koy’s son is Joseph. He has a close relationship with his kid, who is a kind and caring parent.

On his shows, Jo has referred to Angie as his “ex-wife” and “son’s mother.”

Jo Koy
Jo Koy with his ex-wife Angie. Source: Tips with Tricks

The number nine is his lucky number. Yellow is his lucky color. He’s a heterosexual man.

Body Measurements 

Jo Koy is 1.93 meters tall and weighs about 60 kilograms. His hair is black, and his eyes are dark brown.

He, on the other hand, is bald and hairless.

Social Media

The comedian is an avid social media user.

He has a million Instagram followers, 248.2 thousand Twitter followers, and 726 thousand YouTube subscribers.

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  • Jo is the stage name of Joseph Glenn Herbert.
  • He is a well-known Filipino-American stand-up comedian.
  • Koy has recently gained a large fan base and following as a result of his semi-regular appearances on “The Adam Carolla Show.”
  • The comedian has appeared in other TV stand-up specials such as Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!
  • According to Forbes, as of April 2020, his net worth of $1.5 million.