As we all know, Jo Koy is the renowned stand-up comedian who has headlined and toured shows all over the United States of America, with performances in notable clubs and theatres in the course of his career. In Las Vegas, he started his career. His frequent appearances as the panelist in Adam Carolla Show, Chelsea Lately, and E!’s Late Night Show have commended him to the hearts of many further expanding his reach and fan base throughout the country and beyond. In this comprehensive article, find out more exciting details about him.
Jo Koy’s Brief History
Joseph Glenn Herbert is the real name of Jo Koy who was born in the year 1971 of June 2nd in Filipino-American family. Now, he is famous professionally as a stand-up comedian.
He performs in different theatres and clubs nationwide. Before this line of career, he has had limited gigs and could go over with three shows in close to three years. This was a tough time for him. However, his passion for performing on the stage kept him motivated. In the year 1994, his career professionally kicked off in Las Vega’s Comedy club after which he achieved the regular spot than open mic night on the show Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
When he started his career, television was always his plan. However, he accomplished the same much later in his life when he made the first appearance in BET’s ComicView on BET (Black Entertainment Television). On this same show, he spends two successful seasons. In the year 2012 of July 23rd, he partnered with the TV host and comedian Michael Yo to start a podcast. From both the comedians, the podcast has been considered as a beautiful and successful effort.
On the podcast, to date, he is heard as the weekly guest, The Adam Carolla Show. This helped him further expand his audience base and in turn, reach beyond America. One thing that has always been admired by his fans includes many impressions from P.F. Chang’s Greeter to the angry black cabbie. In the year 2017 of March 28th, his career reached a new height of success as his third show aired on Netflix named “Jo Koy: Live from Seattle.” This is something that Jo Koy describes as one of the defining moments in his life, and it is a great deal.
In Honolulu, he sold out eleven shows at the Neal Blaisdell Center and the ShoWare Center broken records near his hometown of Seattle. In the year 2018 Jo Koy started a new tour called “Break The Mold” which garnered some great appreciation.
Net Worth of Jo Koy
At a later stage of his life, Jo Koy finally broke through to become the most admired and successful star in his profession. Moreover, all his efforts through these many years concluded into his appraising wealth. Through his new venture with Netflix, his open mic, and tour performances among other projects and shows his net worth is estimated at about $1.5 million. Though, shortly or coming years, we can easily say that this figure increases substantially following his popularity.
Wife and Son of Jo Koy
When it comes to personal life, Jo Koy is a private person, especially about his relationships, and in public, there is very little known about his own life. When he is asked about his wife or during interviews, he never uses her name and always designate her as “My Ex-Wife” or “The mother of my child” in referring to the woman who gave birth to my child. This has always been the subject of debate and criticizes by many who cannot understand why he is not taking the name of the woman in media. However, he is always found himself hush-hush and unperturbed that it is his personal life, and it is his business, and he likes to keep it that way.
Family of Jo Koy – Dad, Mom, and Sisters
Jo grew up in the Filipino-American family, and his mother’s name is Josie Harrison. Jo’s biological father abandoned him when he was ten years old, leaving his mother and three siblings all by herself. As a result, Jo always speaks highly of Filipino heritage in his stand-up acts and his Filipino mother as his upbringing is done in Filipino manner. He has only one brother named Robert Hebert, who happens to be suffering from Schizophrenia. Jo also has two sisters named Gemma Hebert and Rowena Hebert.
Now, coming back to Jo’s personal life, then there have been rumors that he got married in a secret ceremony and his first marriage was not successful due to differences between the couple. Jo has one son from his previous relationship born in the year 2003 of April 21st. Now, keeping the timeline in mind of Jo’s time when he became famous and the birth of his son, we can assume that Jo’s relationship with the mother of his child ended almost at the same time when his son was born.
Girlfriend of Jo Koy
There were speculations that Jo is in a relationship with Tia Carrere who is an actress. However, there is no concrete evidence to prove that. He has been spotted with some ladies at different pictures and times as per his social media page, but Jo Koy never confirmed if he is seeing someone or in the relationship with someone. Hence, it made it difficult for us to comment on his present relationship status.