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Brawl Central premieres “Jo Koy: Lights Out” on Sunday, April 1, at 10pm. [Po address of Brawl Central]
Comedian Jo Koy, a approved annular table panelist who has been on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” actually several dozen times, has a new hour-long appropriate premiering this Sunday night. We had the advenious to allocution to the alive comedian, who has a abounding agenda of theatre gigs on his plate, in accession to announcement his special, about what aspects of his activity fabricated it into his new act and what’s been important to him as he came up. Find out added about Jo Koy and his agenda of shows at his website. Jo Koy abutting makes it aback to the LA breadth in June for a cord of shows at the Brea Improv. Preview a blow of “Lights Out” here.
This Sunday Brawl Central premieres “Jo Koy: Lights Out,” you’ve formed with them afore on added occions, added specials, right?
Jo Koy: It’s my additional one! My additional hour special. My aboriginal one was “Don’t Accomplish ‘Em Angry” and this one I’m best aflame about. This one was attempt in my hometown, Los Angeles, and in this time I allocution a lot added about my son, and a lot added belief about my Mom, the two things I absolutely like to allocution about. I absolutely enjoyed it. I additionally got to acquaint my grandmother into the act, addition appearance complex in my special.
You originally got into wl in Las Vegas, am I right?
Jo Koy: Yeah, that’s area it aboriginal started. See, my beautician at the time, aback I had beard [laughs], I acclimated to accept this absolute albino hair. I was in’ him up and he was admiring it, and he was like, “My , you should be a comedian!” And I don’t apperceive why I said it, because commonly I was too afraid to acquaint bodies that I capital to be a comedian, but for some aen I blurted out, “Yeah! I ap to get to LA and become a comedian!” And he said “I’ve got this acquaintance who owns this coffee shop, appear with me and I’ll acquaint you to him, he has a wl night every Wednesday, he’ll put you on.” So actuality I am walking over to the coffee boutique with this accessory about my close and this dye in my beard accepting alien to this guy who endemic the place. That’s how it all happened, I owe it all to this guy, the hairdresser, I ambition I remembered his name, but if it wasn’t for him blame me that day, I don’t ane it would accept happened any eventually than it did. It was awesome, acknowledge I had hair. Soon afterwards that is aback it all fell out, by the way, completely.
He larboard the dye in too long, aback he absolved you over there to the coffee shop.
Jo Koy: Yeah! He did!! That was aback anybody was acerbic their hair.
You absent your beard but acquired a career in comedy. It’s bittersweet.
Jo Koy: Exactly! That’s a abundant one, that’s clic. I absolutely do owe both of those things to him.
You’re ancestors was there in Vegas, ancestors is a big allotment of your comedy.
Jo Koy: My grandmother was there, and she had cancer, I was originally with my ancestors in Washington and my Mother said, “I accept to be with my Mom” so we all confused bottomward there to be there with her. She lasted a continued time, she was alone declared to survive for beneath than a year, she had a actual bad t blight diagnosis, but she concluded up actual for about 6 years. Those were acceptable times because I hadn’t accepted my grandmother but because we went there and I was allowance affliction for her, I absolutely got to apperceive her.
In your act you allocution about her amut and how you see that in yourself, and again the amut you see in your son. There’s a birth there.
Jo Koy: It’s so funny how activity absolutely works, right? I consistently told myself I’d never be like my mother if I had a kid, but actuality I am, the aforementioned thing, I don’t apperceive how this happened. The aforementioned blazon of disciplining, the aforementioned affectionate of banishment him to accomplish in advanced of people, not affairs him things aback I could allow wver he wanted, it’s crazy! You know, he asked me for a Bakugan, aboriginal of all, he has a ton of Bakugans, but it’s alone a $6 toy. Of course, I said, “No Joe, you can’t accept addition one.” And he said, “Why, Dad?!” And I said, “I don’t know, Joe, it’s aloof what my Mom did to me. You’ll accept this blazon of conduct later.” [Laughs]
There’s additionally the hidden aen that those Bakugans absolutely aching aback you footfall on them.
Jo Koy: Yes! They do hurt! They’re never in the wl form, they’re consistently accessible and in the apprentice form, they’re acreage mines. I don’t charge added of those about the house.
Even admitting you’re a actual active, touring comic, you’re absolutely about your son abundant to accept the furnishings you allocution about in your act.
Jo Koy: Oh yeah, yes, it doesn’
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