Jo Koy Net Worth in 2021

Jo Koy
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Joseph Glenn Herbert, also known as Jo Koy, is an American stand-up comedian. His appearances on Comedy Central and Netflix comedy specials were praised widely by the viewers. Apart from being a comedian, he also works as a screenwriter.

Moreover, the famous comedian worked as a panelist in television shows, for example, “Chelsea Lately,” “Lights Out with David Spade,” and “Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin.” The net worth of this popular comedian is 6 million dollars, as of 2021. Read on to know more about him.

Jo Koy Net Worth and Overview  

Net Worth: USD 6 million
Date of Birth: 2nd June 1971
Age: 50 years
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Source of Wealth: Professional comedian
Country of Origin: United States of America
Last Updated: May 2021

Early Life

Famous American comedian Jo Koy was born on 2nd June 1971 in Tacoma city of Washington state. His father is Аmеrісаn and his mоthеr Јоѕіе Наrrіѕоn is Fіlіріnо. His father was an officer of the United States Air Force.

Joseph attended Spanaway Lake High School and Foss High School in Tacoma. After graduating from high school, the comedian enrolled himself at the University of Nevada.

However, he did not pursue the degree and dropped out in the middle of his passion for comedy. Joseph’s mother plays a key role here. When she saw the acting talent in her son, she nurtured the talents by encouraging him to perform in school talent shows. 

Career 

Jo Koy is a comedian by profession. His appearances in television shows, talk shows, reality shows, and films have been a rage on television. The first show that Jo appeared on was “Catch a Rising Star.” It was arranged at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. His appearance there gained recognition and it was successful.

Therefore, he rented the Huntridge theatre. A talented coordinator spotted him there and that’s how he got his first big break at BET’s Comic view. 

Since the beginning of the 2000s, the comedian worked in more than 50 radio and television shows both as a comedian and panelist. In the late-night television show “Chelsea Lately,” the comedian appeared in more than 100 episodes.

Besides, he appeared in “Hollywood Uncensored,” “Big Morning Buzz,” Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show,” and “The World’s Funniest.” Furthermore, the comedian has also performed in USO tours and several VH! Shows such as “I Love the 70s”, “80’s” and “90’s.” 

His popularity reached a new peak in 2012, with the show “The Jo Koy and Michael Yo Show.” His Netflix shows such as “Coming In Hot,” “Live From Seattle,” and “In His Elements” were also widely appreciated. 

In 2008, people loved his guest appearance in the television series “I Love the New Millennium” and “The World’s Dumbest”. Moreover, the actor also occasionally appeared in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The International Sexy Ladies Show.”

Apart from being a comedian, Jo also took part in movies such as “Anastasia,” “Wake,” and “Mr. Iglesias.”

Highlights and Achievements 

Jo Koy is one of the most celebrated comedians worldwide. It is no surprise that he has received several awards and nominations throughout his career.

He achieved the prestigious Canadian ‘Gеmіnі Award for Веѕt Іndіvіduаl Реrfоrmаnсе іn а Соmеdу Рrоgrаm or Ѕеrіеѕ” for his show “Just for Laughs.” He is one of the very few to receive “Тhе Тоnіght Ѕhоw wіth Јау Lеnо” at the Apollo. 

Age, Height, and Weight 

American comedian Jo Koy is 50-years-old. He is 1.8 meters or 6 feet 3 inches tall. His weight is 72 kilograms or 158.73 lbs.  

Personal Life

Since the beginning, the comedian has been presenting noteworthy works. Some of his highlights are: 

  • “Chelsea Lately,”
  • “Hollywood Uncensored,”
  • “Big Morning Buzz,”
  • “The World’s Funniest.”
  • “I Love the New Millennium”
  • “Live From Seattle,” 
  • “The Nightly Show,”
  • “Тhе Тоnіght Ѕhоw wіth Јау Lеnо”
  • “The Jo Koy and Michael Yo Show.”

Jo had a long relationship with Filipino-American singer Angie King. The couple even tied their knot together. Unfortunately, they had to split up. However, they still maintain a healthy relationship even after divorce. He has a son named Joseph Herbert Junior or Lil Joe from his marriage with Angie.

Joe understands how important it is to have a good relationship with his father, therefore, he tries to maintain a friendly relationship with his son. Although it is said that Joe is dating singer and actress Tia Carrere, he is very reserved about his personal life.

Hence, not much information is there about his personal life. An interesting fact about him is, his stage name was given by his family. They casually called him “Jo Koy” which later became the stage name. 

Criticism

Jo Koy’s father abandoned his family when Jo was only ten years old. As much as there were financial struggles, there was the lack of father’s love as well. His mom had a hard time upbringing him and his siblings. Jo does not have involvement with any scandalous incidents. His divorce from his first wife was also mutual. 

Jo Koy Net Worth

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Аѕ оf 2021, Јо Коу’ѕ nеt wоrth іѕ еѕtіmаtеd tо bе $6 mіllіоn. His career as a comedian was the income generator. Besides, screenwriting and working as a panelist in several TV comedy shows added more to his earnings. The tours arranged by him were noteworthy. Besides, he also earned a significant amount of money from the late-night show “Chelsea Lately.” 

Starting from the performance in school talent shows, he always felt a passion for acting. Besides, the comedian performed in family shows, hotels and that’s how he got his big break in television and theatre. He owns a foundation named after him.

The foundation organized “Hilarity for Charity” in California and all the takings of that show were donated to a hospital named Children’s Hospital Orange County. 

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