Jo Koy, an American stand-up comedian, started his career with gigs in small coffee shops in Las Vegas & now, stands as a prominent comedian as well as TV figure.
A frequent panelist in Chelsea Lately (2007- 2014), Koy has appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central Presents: Jo Koy.
The 2018 Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year awardee’s album, Live From Seattle (2019) charted #1 in Billboard Charts. Moreover, in 2017, he broke the ticket-sales record at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in by a single artist- sold over 23,000 tickets.
How Much Is Jo Koy’s Net Worth In 2020?
Professional since 1989, 48-year-old Koy’s career as stand-up comedian proved to be perks of fame & fortune showers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Tacoma, Washington-born has a net worth of $1.5 million as of March 2020.
Throughout the career span of over 3 decades, the American comedian’s journey from open-mic to door to door sales & tours became the major source of his income.
Famous for TV appearance (over 100 episodes) in late-night talk show Chelsea Lately (ceased in 2014), Jo also appears as guest in the weekly podcast The Adam Carolla Show.
Also, associated with the PodcastOne family, the stand-up comedian hosts The Koy Pond, a weekly podcast.
Joy Koy has released 4 highly-rated comedy specials with Comedy Central & Netflix:
- Jo Koy: Lights Out
- Jo Koy: Don’t Make Him Angry
- Netflix’s Jo Koy: Live From Seattle (charted #1 in Billboard, released on March 28, 2017)
- Netflix’s Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot (released on June 12, 2019)
Even if, he is yet to open up about his payroll, the comedian for sure collection tens of thousand dollars annually.
In the United States, on average, a stand-up comedian earns $100-$200 for a single 45-minute stand-up comedy. Furthermore, inked deals with Netflix garners one a paycheck of $500,000 for a one-hour special.
Owns A YouTube Channel: Earnings From The Channel?
Jo Koy’s eponymous YouTube channel was created on January 5, 2006, & as of March 2020, the channel has over 715K subscribers & a total of 65.727 million views.
As per Social Blade, Koy’s YouTube channel can earn him $5.6K – $89.9K per year.
Record Of Ticket Sold-Out By A Comedian: How His Career Began?
Las Vegas raised & the University of Nevada drop-out began stand-up comedy in 1994; later, he got a breakthrough after performing in Catch a Rising Star at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
Thereafter, he began door-to-door sales after renting Huntridge Theater.
Later, he appeared in many TV shows: Chelsea Lately, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in 2005), Comedy Central Presents: Jo Koy, TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In 2017, Jo Koy became a single artist to break the record of most-ticket sales at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu. As reported, with 11 shows sold-out, he recorded over ticket sales of 23,000.
His success followed with 6 shows sell out at The Warfield in San Francisco and 4 sold-out shows at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg.
Moreover, in 2019, the American comedian sold 5 shows at San Diego Civic Theatre & then sold over 17,000 tickets (30 shows) at Brea Improv, being the only comedian to do so.
Currently, he is busy with Just Kidding World Tour with ALL-NEW material.
Where Does Jo Koy Live?
Currently, the American stand-up comedian lives in Los Angeles, California. Reportedly, he bought a house in LA in 2014 for $2.2 million & also has ownership of a condo- in the neighborhood of the same LA area.
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Is A Divorcee: Who Is His Ex-Wife & Children?
Jo Koy was once a married man; his now ex-wife Angie King is a Filipino-American singer. While together, they welcomed a son named Joseph Herbert Jr. (born on April 21, 2003).
He and Angie are still good friend though.
The detail on Koy’s marriage or divorce date is yet to be out.
Meanwhile, the stand-up comedian is allegedly single as no report on his relationship update is out.
Also, a charity worker, Jo is the founder of The Jo Koy Foundation; with his foundation, he hosted Hilarity For Charity, a stand-up comedy & donated the proceeds to The Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Jo Koy was born Joseph Glenn Herbert on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington, the USA. His father Jack Herbert of US Air Force and mother Josie Harrison, a Filipino-born who used to work as a manager for Filipino band, divorced when he was 13.
After being estranged with his father, Koy’s mother moved to Las Vegas, the Spanaway Lake High School attendant enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. However, he dropped out later to pursue a comedy career.