Jo Koy is a famous American comedian who performs in clubs and theatres all around the world. He is also seen as a judge in many famous tv talent shows.

Early Life

His real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert. Jo was born in the city of Tacoma in the state of Washington. He was born on 2nd June 1971 and is currently 48 years of age. His father was an air force pilot who fell in love with his mother, who was a Filipino. His parents soon got married. He completed his high school from Tacoma high school, in Tacoma and completed his graduation from the University of Nevada which is situated in Las Vegas.

His nickname, Jo Koy, was given to him by his grandmother, which later become famous. From early teenage, Jo was interested in doing anchoring and participated in many speech competitions. He then started doing stand up comedy in his graduation. He got a good response from the public and he then decided after talking to his father to become a stand-up comedian.

His hobbies included reading books and playing football and basketball. He loved watching comedy movies and Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey were his favourite actors. Jo Koy loved listening to music, especially rock music.

Joseph has got a great height of 6 feet and 1 inches. His skin colour is white and he keeps his head shaved. His eyes are similar to the eyes of Filipinos and his eyes colour is black. His nationality is American.


Jo Koy started his comedy career from Las Vegas Coffee shop in 1994, where he performed for the first time. He got a great response from the crowd and started performing all around the country. He performed at Fox cafe and Hard Rock Cafe. Jo also performed once in Madison Square Garden. He also appears as a judge in many tv talents shows such as Chelsea Lately.

Personal life

Nothing much is known about his love life except that Jo Koy is not currently dating anyone. He has been seen in the past with model Sophia Akira but nothing much is known about the couple. Joseph keeps his life secret and away from the media. He loves doing charity works and donates around one-third of his earnings to the charity. The comedian has been associated with many NGOs, who help children and also help feed people in Africa. Jo sought divorce from his ex-wife and spends a lot of time with their son.

Net worth

Joseph's net worth is around 6 million us dollars which he has earned by hi shows all around the world. He also has an institute set up to teach aspiring youngsters to be a stand-up comedian.

Social media

Joseph is quite famous on social media. His Twitter page has got around 10 lakh followers. His Twitter username is @yoursjokoy.His Facebook page has got around 8 lakh likes. His Facebook username os @jokoy.His Instagram page has got around 9 lakh followers. His Instagram username is @realjokoy.

Last Modified: 09 Mar, 2018

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