Jo Koy began standup comedy in 1996 at a comedy club in Las Vegas. The bright lights of Las Vegas and the stage allowed Koy to see what his passion truly was. a love for comedy and the stage. Soon Koy moved from open mic night to becoming one of the most requested comedians at Catch a Rising Star, a signature show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Fans were impressed by the high energy and physical emotion Koy exuded to the stage. He was soon making everyone laugh. A talent coordinator from Los Angeles spotted Koy and landed him his first television appearance on the nationally syndicated show BET'S Comic View. Koy has earned the respect of a great comedian. Viewers have now laughed with Koy on two seasons of Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo. He is currently touring the college circuit as a featured comedian and performs in clubs across the country.
Koy has opened for headlining acts of Dave Chappelle (Chappelle Show), Mike Epps (Next Friday), and Snoop Doggy Dogg. The overseas American Troops in Japan, Korea and Okinawa had the opportunity to witness Koy's energetic and physical style of comedy during the USO Tour. It was an experience that the troops and Koy will never forget. Koy has enjoyed his years in stand-up comedy and looks forward to helping the world laugh.