Jo Koy

Quick Facts

Birth Date June 2,1971
Full Name Jo Koy
Birth Name Joseph Glenn Herbert
Profession Stand-up Comedian
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-Filipino
Birth City Tacoma, Washington
Birth Country USA
Father Name Jack Herbert
Father Profession Former Air Force Officer
Mother Name Josie Harrison
Mother Profession Former Banker
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Gemini
Marital Status Single
Spouse Angie King(ex-wife)
No Of Children 1
Networth 5000000
Sibilings Robert Herbert, Rowena Hazel Cook, Gemma Herbert Simmons
Education Foss High School
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Jo Koy, born Joseph Glenn Herbert, is a well-known name in the world of comedy. He is a charming personality who has a massive success in stand-up comedy. His successful years in the comic world have helped him to secure many Netflix specials and Comedy Central specials.

Currently, Koy is busy preparing for his upcoming tours, which start on August 13, 2021.The first show will be held in Las Vegas. When Jo is not touring all across the country, he is busy writing, reading, or acting. Also, the 50-year-old is a family guy who loves hanging out with his close mates and relatives during his free hours.


a stand-up comic As Joseph Glenn Herbert, Jo was born on June 2nd, 1971 in Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. His mother, Josie Harrison, worked as a banker at Wells Fargo, and his father, Jack Herbert, was a member of the US Air Force. His mother is of Philippine descent.

Koy also attended Tacoma’s Foss High School and Spanaway Lake High School. His enrollment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, came later. It’s interesting that he left college to pursue a stand-up comedy career.

Early Life

Jo Koy, also known as Joseph Glenn Herbert, was born in Tacoma, Washington on June 2, 1971. His American father was stationed in the United States Air Force in the Philippines when he married Koy’s Filipino mother, who worked as a manager for a Filipino rock band. The couple got divorced when Jo was 13 and after that his mother raised all of her children on her own.

The family moved to Tacoma Washington and then to Los Vegas soon after he finished high school in Tacoma. The family moved to Los Vegas to be near Jo’s ailing grandmother. Jo’s stage name comes from a nickname that his family gave him growing up. Jo credits his mother for his acting and comedic talents, frequently telling stories about her during his comedy shows. His mother encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu shows for his family and friends.

Jo began college at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. However, he chose to leave the school in order to focus on a career in comedy full-time.


He began performing stand-up in the mid-90s in Las Vegas, and started to gain notice when he became a regular performer in the show, “Catch a Rising Star” at the MGM Grand. This inspired him to move to Los Angeles.  After he performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jo rented the Huntridge Theater and went door to door to sell tickets to his own comedy shows. He was then invited to appear on BET’s “Comic View”.

From there, he went on to win a number of comedy awards and to perform as part of multiple high-profile tours and programs. He has appeared on two seasons of “Comic View.” The comedian went on to star in other TV stand up specials like “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!”. Jo has won the Showtime at the Apollo and has appeared on various VH1’s episodes of the shows “I Love the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.”

He was a regular guest commentator on “Chelsea Lately” appearing on over 100 episodes as a season regular roundtable guest. Koy was one of only a handful of comedians to receive a standing ovation after performing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno“. Koy has been a frequent guest on “The Adam Carolla Show”. He hosts his own podcast, “The Koy Pond”, on PodcastOne.

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He also appeared on the Tru TV show “World’s Dumbest” and “New Millenium.” Koy received a second invite to the Montreal comedy festival “Just for Laughs” where he received the prestigious Canadian Gemini Award. Koy has also appeared on Carlos Mencia’s Punisher Tour, performing stand up in front of fans filling 10,000 seat arenas and stadiums across the country. Jo started a podcast with comedian and TV host Michael Yo on July 23, 2012 called “The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show.” The comedian still tours around the US and can be heard as a weekly guest on the podcast “The Adam Carolla Show.”

Koy has done two highly rated and successful comedy specials for Comedy Central: “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.” His third comedy special “Jo Koy: Life from Seattle” is a Netflix Original, released worldwide on March 28, 2017.

In June 2019, Koy released another Netflix special titled “Joy Koy: Comin’ In Hot.” In February 2019, Koy performed two shows on stage at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Colorado for the closing night of the famed Aspen Laugh Festival. On June 12, 2020, Koy along with Netflix released another comedy special called “Jo Koy: In His Elements.” The special featured Filipino American comedians DJs and the B-Boys.

Personal Life

Jo and his now-ex-wife Angie King welcomed a son, Joseph Herbert Jr., in 2003. Koy has stated in interviews that the divorce did not affect their ability to co-parent and they have done so amicably and remained close friends throughout the years. Jo has described having a very close bond with his son. Since his divorce, Koy has been very private about his personal life. He was rumored to be engaged to Amy Bray in 2018 and more recently has been linked to actress and singer Tia Carrere.

Jo Koy is widely recognized for his charity work. He hosted his first philanthropic event with his own The Jo Koy Foundation on August 4, 2009. It was a charity stand up comedy show featuring Koy along with several surprise comedic guests called “Hilarity for Charity.” The show took place at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in the heart of Citywalk, University City, California. All the proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to The Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

is Jo Koy is currently single?

Koy, a comedian, has consistently been the main attraction due to his amusing performance. It is true that the public is equally interested in his romantic life, though. So, is the comedian from Washington single or in a relationship?

Picture of Jo Koy and his ex-fiancée Amy Bray. From Instagram

Koy has, unfortunately for his followers, avoided drawing attention to his romantic life. Therefore, it is unknown if he is single or dating anyone. Nevertheless, Tia Carrere, his co-star in the upcoming film Easter Sunday, has most recently been associated with his name. However, as of right now, there has been no proof of this rumor.

Regarding Jo’s previous relationships, he proposed to his fiancée, Amy Bray, in 2017. Sadly, after a while, the relationship came to an end. It is unknown why they broke up as of yet. Sommore, another stand-up comedian, also leads a solitary existence.

Divorced and Shares A Son with ex-Wife, Angie King

Jo the entertainer was previously married. With his ex-wife, the singer and Filipino-American Angie King, they exchanged wedding vows. In 2003, the former couple gave birth to Joseph Hebert Jr. Despite having a great love life, their marriage failed, and they ultimately divorced. As of right now, neither their wedding nor divorce dates are made public.

Jo Koy and his son Joseph Herbert Jr. are shown in the picture.


The former couple is still close friends and co-parenting their child even though they have separated. Jo also frequently posts images of his youngster to his Instagram account. The father and kid take frequent trips to different places. Joseph also travels with his father when he performs and goes on tours.

What is the Net Worth of Jo Koy?

The fact that Jo has a distinguished career is relevant. He has been doing hit after hit concert all around the world since 1989. In the course of his thirty-year career, he has amassed a sizable wealth. He had a $5 million net worth as of 2022. Mary Mack, a different stand-up comic, has a $2 million fortune.

Picture of Jo Koy performing live. From Instagram

Koy also owns a number of homes in the United States, with values that in today’s market range above $1 million. The American-Filipino comedian frequently travels and performs at sold-out venues. He reportedly earns more than $100,000 annually. It features all of his advertisements and brand endorsements.