Jo Koy

Active - 2009 - 2011  |   Born - Jun 2, 1971 in Tacoma, Washington, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Was a class clown in high school who made his accounting teacher laugh so hard she couldn't teach. She eventually made a deal with him: let her teach and he could have the last five minutes of every class to do his schtick.
  • Became interested in stand-up after a neighbor lent him videotapes of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and George Carlin.
  • Moved to Las Vegas after high school. 
  • Ran his own comedy show in Las Vegas for 10 years.
  • Received a standing ovation after his first appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.