Monday, July 30, 2012

Jo Koy Wants YOU at StarDome Aug 3-5!!

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 of 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 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, and Last Call with Carson Daly. His first Comedy Central Presents special aired in early 2008. Jo continues to tour nationally and internationally, with shows in London, Beirut and Dubai in 2009.

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's or 90's episodes, AMP'D Mobile Phone commercials and has also received a second invite to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Jo is a regular featured comedian at the world famous Laugh Factory, tours the college circuit nationwide and performs in comedy clubs in Canada and the US. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jo's special "Don't Make Him Angry" aired on Comedy Central in early 2009.

ON AUGUST 3-5, 2012

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