Jo Koy, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert, is a well-known American stand-up comedian and actor. Born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington, he has made a name for himself through his comedic performances on various platforms, including Comedy Central and Netflix specials.
Jo Koy Early Life and Education:
Jo Koy’s parents met while serving in the United States Air Force in the Philippines. After completing high school in Tacoma, his family moved to Las Vegas. He attended different high schools due to family relocation before leaving the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.
Jo Koy Stage Name:
The name “Jo Koy” comes from a childhood moniker his family used to call him. During a dinner call in 1989, he misheard his aunt saying “Koy,” which means “my” in Tagalog, and he adopted it as his stage name ever since.