Jo Koy Net Worth, Age, Bio, Wife, Height, Ethnicity and Tickets

Jo Koy Biography

Jo Koy Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ

Popular Name: Jo Koy
Real Name: Joseph Glenn Herbert
Birth Date: June 2, 1971
Birth Place:
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Nationality/Citizenship: American, Filipino
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse(s):
Angie King “Nura Luca” (Div. 2013)
Children: 1
Profession: Stand-up Comedian
Years active: 1989–present
Net Worth: $4 Million
Last Updated: 2022

 

 

 

Born in Tacoma, Washington, the United States, on the 2nd of June 1971, Joseph Glenn Herbert Sr., who is popularly known by the stage name Jo Koy, is a successful American stand-up comic who is famously known for Comedy Central and Netflix specials. Now 50 years old, he has been in the business of causing smiles on the faces of his audiences and fans for more than three decades. Identified as one of America’s most prominent entertainers during his prime, Jo Koy’s net worth and biography details have been fully documented in the article below to give a clearer understanding of the life and career story of the respected icon to anyone who’s asking.

 

Early Life: Childhood, Education, Family

Koy’s nationality is American since his birthplace was the United States. However, it’s known that his ethnicity is Filipino-American by way of his mother. His father, Jack Herbert, an American, was in the United States Air Force posted to the Philippines when he married his wife Josie, Koy’s Filipina mother.

His family moved to Tacoma, Washington, from Spanaway, Washington, and soon after he graduated from high school in Tacoma, the family moved once again to Las Vegas.

Jo originally attended Spanaway Lake High School in Tacoma before moving to Foss High School in the same city. Their move to Las Vegas was done so that they could be near his ailing grandmother.

He enrolled in the University of Nevada in Las Vegas but quit his studies to pursue stand-up comedy. His stage name comes from a pet name his family gave him growing up.

After his father left the family, Jo’s mother single-handedly raised him and his siblings. He has a brother named Robert, while his sister’s names are Rowena and Gemma.

 

Professional Life: Comedy/Acting Career

Jo Koy began his stand-up career way back in 1994 at a Vegas comedy club. He was 23 years old at the time.

While performing his spot at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the show Catch a Rising Star, Koy was approached by a talent scout from Los Angeles. The acquaintance landed Koy his first TV appearance on BET’s ComicView.

From there, the talented entertainer went on to play multiple starring roles in other TV stand-up specials including shows like Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza! and Showtime at the Apollo.

Jo Joy has been a regular guest on “Chelsea” on E! TV Lately.

Overall, the comedian has put out five full-length comedy specials. For eleven straight years starting from 2009 until 2020, he dedicated his energy to doing multiple works all aimed at boosting his career beyond imagination. During that period, he has released two Comedy Central specials and three comedy specials for Netflix, with another set to be released this year.

Additionally, Jo Koy has made countless other television appearances which have all contributed to yielding him his wealth. To name a few, he has appeared on television in shows like Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Jo Koy Net Worth
Jo Koy

These days, the veteran is consistently touring across the United States as well as parts of Canada and Europe. He also appears as a guest on “The Adam Carolla Show” every week while also uploading a weekly podcast titled “The Koy Pond”. Tickets for his shows and tours usually sell out fast. Recently, Fans have been able to purchase his concert tickets by visiting outlets like Stubhub, Vivid Seats, and Ticket Master, in addition to the comedian’s official website. This year alone, he has toured in cities like Durham, Boston, Miami, and Las Vegas.

 

Personal Life: Wife, Children, Private Interests, Height, Weight

Koy began and comedian Chelsea Handler started dating in September 2021 and to date, their relationship still stands strong. Many media outlets report that there’s a possibility that they may have been dating for longer than is being reported.

He has a son named Joseph Herbert Jr., who was born in 2003 as a result of a previous relationship he had with Angie King.

Reportedly, the comedian and his son reside in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles in California.

He is measured to be 180 centimeters tall, having a weight of 80 kilograms.

 

Jo Koy Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Brands

As of this writing, Jo Koy’s net worth is estimated at $4 million. The comic has amassed his wealth since the mid-1990s when he started his comedy career.

Importantly, his comedy specials and coinciding tours have helped him amass his fortune over the last three decades. He has also hosted podcasts and made guest appearances on television shows, in addition to appearing in a number of popular films throughout the years.

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