Jo Koy talks “Lights Out” and making it in Vegas vs. making it in L.A.
Jo Koy's new stand-up special, "Lights Out," debuts on Comedy Central tonight, and becomes available as a longer CD or DVD on Tuesday. Koy also took some time in this past week to talk to The Comic's Comic about what it's like to start your comedy ca... [Read More]
The Laughspin interview with Jo Koy
For the last few years, comedian Jo Koy has turned into one of the country’s biggest draws in the world of stand-up comedy. A fixture on Chelsea Handler’s super popular nightly chat show Chelsea Lately and in the nation’s best comed... [Read More]
Jo Koy out of Chelsea Handler's NBC midseason sitcom, but Handler still gets to joke that Koy is gay?
A spokesperson told Michael Ausiello the cast changes had been made for "creative reasons." But a few comedians (you know how comics talk) already had put out word that for Koy, the creative reason allegedly was the network's response to Koy calling an audience member a "fucking faggot" during his June 15 show at Just For Laughs Chicago. Neither NBC nor Koy has said there was a direct link. On Monday night's episode of Chelsea Lately, neither Handler nor Koy brought up their NBC split. Handler d... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler's New NBC Sitcom Cuts Three Castmembers in Overhaul - Jo Koy, Natalie Morales & Angel Laketa Moore
..nearly half of the show’s ensemble — including White Collar alum Natalie Morales, onetime ER nurse Angel Laketa Moore and Chelsea Lately staple Jo Koy — have been let go. A spokesperson for the show confirmed that the trio would not be moving forward with the series for creative reasons. Their characters are currently being reconceived. [Read More]
The possible return of Charlie McCarthyism: 'homophobic rant' heat now on Jo Koy
From the free legal encyclopedia, is this paragraph, from their summary of Lenny Bruce’s Café au Go Go obscenity prosecution (“the most controversial obscenity trial in American history”): Herbert S. Rune, an inspector wit... [Read More]
The Chilling Effect Begins: Jo Koy catches heat for gay slur on stage
Hot on the heels of Tracy Morgan's anti-gay slurs, comedian Jo Koy dropped in on Chicago to perform at The Vic Theatre, opening the Just For Laughs Festival June 15. At one point in his stand-act he danced in a feminine fashion and said, "I made this dance extra gay since I am not gay." Later his zipper was open to the screams of several female fans in the front row pointing at his jeans. One male voice yelled, "I saw it." Koy replied, "What are you looking at, fucking faggot?" [Read More]
Steve Martin, Martin Short, Seth Meyers and more added to 2011 Chicago TBS Just For Laughs fest
The 2011 TBS Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival has added some more names, and big names, too, as Martin Short will return to the festival this June, but with Steve Martin! Other additions include Seth Meyers, Ron White, Rodney Carrington.. [Read More]
Comedian Jo Koy, of Chelsea Lately, inks sitcom deal
It’s rare these days that comedians ink a deal with TV studios to create a sitcom based on their stand-up act, but Jo Koy has done it.nThe popular comic, mostly known these days for his frequent ap... [Read More]
Jo Koy's anger management: Avoid France; new DVD May 19th | Monsters and Critics
Jo Koy has starred in his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" stand-up special and has been featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" where he received one of the only standing ovations in the show's stand-up history. Koy is in overdrive and recently completed a sold-out tour in Australia. [Read More]