EP 540: Comedian Jo Koy

Comedian Jo Koy talks about growing up as a biracial military brat, his mom’s immigrant hustle, and his first taste of the spotlight as a childhood Michael Jackson impersonator. He recalls selling tickets door to door for his first comedy show, encountering racism in Hollywood, and how he's now paying it forward to other Philippino artists and comedians. Plus Jo talks about embracing our stereotypes, Philippino crucifixion rituals, and why there really are so many Phillipino nurses.


Order Jo Koy's new memoir MIXED PLATE: Chronicles of an All- American Combo on Amazon, Audible, or wherever books are sold. Subscribe to his podcast the Koy Pond wherever you listen and keep up with him at www.jokoy.com and on twitter at @JoKoy.

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