Joseph Glenn Herbert who is famous for the name Jo Koy is a Filipino-American stand-up comedian who was announced as the 2018 Stand-up Comedian of the Year. Three years earlier, in 2017, he broke a record at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall for selling over 23 thousand tickets, making it the most tickets sold by a single artist at the hall.

Born And Raised In Tacoma: What Is Jo Koy Ethnicity?

Jo Koy was born Joseph Glenn Herbert on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington, the USA. He holds American-Filipino nationality while his ethnicity is mixed ethnicity.

His father, Jack Herbert was in US Air Force stationed while the mother is Filipina Josie Harrison. When he was 13 years old, his parents separated, and following this, he moved to Las Vegas with his mother. He has two sisters: Rowena Cook and Gemma Herbert.

Talking about his education, Jo went to Lake High School. Following this, he joined the University of Nevada for his higher studies but dropped out from there.

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Is Jo Koy In A Relationship?

As per reports, the 49 years old comedian Koy is currently dating Tia Carrere as of April 2021. His current girlfriend is an actress, singer, and former model.

On the other hand, some tabloids said that Jo was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Amy Bray. They got engaged in 2017; however, the detail on their love story is missing. Also, it is not clear when and how they started dating.

However, 5 feet 9-inch tall comedian was married before. He tied the knot with Filipino-American singer, Angie King. The details of their marriage and love story are not mentioned. Together, they share a son named Joseph Herbert Jr. (born on April 21, 2003). 

Jo Koy with his ex-wife, Angie King

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After several years of relationship, they decided to separate and filed for divorce, and custody of their son was given to Angie. Even after divorce, they remained friends to co-parent their son.

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Jo Koys Net Worth: Tours & Ticket Sales

Jo Koy, as a comedian, has earned a decent amount of money. As of 2021, his net worth is calculated to be around $2 million from his career since 1989.

In the USA, the Stand-up comedian gets paid around $100-$200 for a single 45-minute on average, so he also might be receiving his salary in the same range. His primary income sources are his tours, ticket sales, merchandise deals, sponsorship, and others.

Also, he added to his worth from his YouTube channel where he has 66 million views. As per the Social Blade, he received around $5.6K – $89.9K per year.

Career As A Comedian

Jo Koy started his career as a comedian from the small coffee shops in Las Vegas while he was at the college level. Later on, he dropped out of college to pursue his career in it.

He got huge limelight after his performance in Catch a Rising Star at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. He also rented out the Huntridge Theater and made door-to-door ticket sales.

As a comedian he has appeared in several TV shows such as Comedy Central Presents: Jo Koy,  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in 2005), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In the year 2017, he became the first artist to break the record of the most ticket sales at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu. In 11 shows, he has 23 thousand ticket sales.

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